Jhapa, June 20

A severe complaint seeking action against former PM Babu Ram Bhattarai has been lodged with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Jhapa, accusing him of blatant violation of human rights during the decade-long insurgency.

The family of late Chandra Kanta Bhattarai of Shantipur-3, Ilam lodged the complaint at the TRC against Bhattarai and former state minister of health Dharmashila Chapagain, accusing them of being responsible for Chandra Kanta’s murder when Bhattarai was leading the then Maoist party.

Rituparna Bhattarai, son of late Chandra Kanta lodged the complaint at the TRC Jhapa.

According to him, his innocent father, 57-year-old Chandra Kanta, was murdered by the then rebel army while he was sleeping at his house at around 10:00pm on November 10, 1999.

It is said that Tanka Dhakal of Damak, Barhaghare was also involved in the murder.