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Justice has prevailed, say families of Tikapur carnage victims

Himalayan News Service

Dhangadi, March 6

Bharat Bista of the Armed Police Force was deputed to provide security to the visiting Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa in Dhangadi today. But, his mind was focused on Kailali District Court, which was to give its verdict on the Tikapur carnage in which his elder brother inspector Balaram Bista was killed.

While on duty, Bista came to know that 11 persons including lawmaker Resham Chaudhary were sentenced to life in prison by Kailali District Court.

Talking to the The Himalayan Times over phone, Bista commented that the court verdict three-and-a-half years after the incident had given the feeling that justice had been done to him
and his family. “The verdict has elated me,” he said. “We cannot bring back the dead, but the life sentence has given me the impression that law prevails in the country,” Bista added.

Likewise, deceased Keshav Bohora’s father Prem Bohora of Bidyanagar at Belauri Municipality, Kailali, said the court verdict had provided justice. “What the court did today was deliver justice. I want complete implementation of the verdict in the true sense,” said Bohora.


A version of this article appears in print on March 07, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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