Nepal | May 30, 2020

Female inmates victims of ‘misbehaviour’

Himalayan News Service
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DSP Dan Bahadur Karki listening to complaints from jailbirds at the women’s block of Saptari District Prison, in Rajbiraj, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. photo: THt

Rajbiraj, February 21

Female inmates in Rajbiraj Prison, Saptari, have complained that security personnel deployed in the prison misbehave with them.

The inmates reported about the mistreatment to DSP Dan Bahadur Karki, who was accompanied by human rights activists, mediapersons, and representatives of the District Administration Office, today.

The prison, with a capacity to accommodate only eight persons, has been housing 23 persons, including children of some of the inmates.

Ram Sundari Devi Yadav, an inmate,  accused sub-inspector Ghanshyam Ray, a security personnel deployed at the prison, of verbally abusing and ‘misbehaving’ with them.

Another inmate Upasana KC said the squalid living conditions in the cramped prison and the mistreatment an the hands of correction officers had made life in the prison torturous.

DSP Karki pledged he would do the needful to deal with problems faced by the inmates. Representative from the Informal Service Centre Saptari Manohar  Kumar Pokhrel, Administrative Officer Janak Koirala, and local  journalists were present.


A version of this article appears in print on February 22, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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