Kathmandu, July 3
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal today submitted a memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission, demanding a probe into an incident where Saroj Narayan Singh, 28, was killed when police opened fire at protesters in Sarlahi district, on June 30.
The RJP-N submitted the memorandum to NHRC Chair Anup Raj Sharma, saying the use of lethal force by the police against peaceful protesters spoke of hatred of security agency for Madhesi people.
Security agency has adopted the policy of using lethal force in Madhes even for suppressing peaceful protests, stated the memorandum.
The party said that the security personnel used lethal force when residents of Sarlahi district were protesting the death by drowning of a 12-year-old Amrit Ray, claiming that he was a victim of contractors extracting river products as they had dug a 40-feet deep sand-pit on the bank of a river. The minor had died of drowning in the sand-pit on the bank of a river.
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal also said that three people were injured in the police firing.
Besides being a blatant violation of human rights, it is unfortunate that security agency that has the responsibility to protect people’s rights, is indulged in killing people, the RJP-N said in its memorandum.
A version of this article appears in print on July 04, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.