NSU leader goes missing

Kathmandu, July 28:

Madhusudan Luitel, the president of Nepal Commerce Campus unit of Nepal Students’ Union, has gone missing since last Thursday.

An unidentified group abducted Luitel on Thursday morning when he was on his way to the NCC at around 7.00 am.

NSU president Pradip Poudel said the union is seriously concerned over Luitel’s status.

Elements creating disorder at the college could have abducted Luitel, Poudel said and demanded the government, media and human rights activists to help find his whereabouts.

An unidentified group had earlier murdered Dharma Raj Bista, a lecturer at the same college. The students suspect that the same group might might have abducted Luitel because he had led the protest programmes demanding that the government find the lecturer’s murderer.

Vice-president of NSU Bhupendra Jung Shahi said Luitel had once called one of his friends and informed that he was in a critical situation at Narayani Bridge of Chitwan.

Shahi said the NSU warns both the government and the abductors that they would begin stern protest programmes if the student leader is not released soon.

He said the NSU will organise a chakka jam and rally from Minbhawan to New Baneswor tomorrow morning. “It’s mysterious,” Shahi said, adding that the home ministry should initiate efforts to find out his whereabouts.