Maoist activists shout anti-government slogans while taking part in a sit-in protest in front of Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Thursday, June 18, 2009. UCPN-Maoist affiliates are protesting the killing of Rajendra Phuyal by an unidentified group. Source: BALKRISHA THAPA/THT

Maoist activists shout anti-government slogans while taking part in a sit-in protest in front of Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Thursday, June 18, 2009. UCPN-Maoist affiliates are protesting the killing of Rajendra Phuyal by an unidentified group. Source: BALKRISHA THAPA/THT

KATHMANDU: The government on Thursday formed a high level committee to investigate the death of UCPN-Maoist cadre Rajan Phuyal.

According to spokesperson of Home Ministry Nabin Ghimire a committee of three members-Joint Deputy Attorney Gerneral Yuba Raj Subedi, Deputy Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh Rana and Senior Superintendent of Police Birendra Babu Shrestha was formed to reveal the truth behind Phuyal's death within 10 days.


Maoists shut down the valley on June 15 and staged sit-in protests since Wednesday in front of Singha Durbar gate for two hours demanding a probe into the death.

According to police Phuyal was found unconscious in Balaju on June 11 and was rushed to Bir Hospital. He was then transferred to TU Teaching Hospital on the same day where he passed away, added Police. Youth Communist League, youth wing of Maoist, has been accusing Youth Force, youth wing of UML, of killing Phuyal.