Kavre police yet to register FIR on Bolakhe killing case

Kathmandu, September 17 :

The District Police Office (DPO), Kavrepalanchowk, is yet to register the First Information Report (FIR) on the alleged killing of Hari Prasad Bolakhe, filed by his family in coordination with the Rights Group.

Though it has been a week the family lodged the FIR at the DPO, the case has not been registered yet, said the Rights Group. “Although the DPO gave a word that they would register the case after we filed the FIR, they have neither registered it nor refused to do so,” said a source at the Rights Group.

The FIR was filed on September 10 against Nepal Army’s major Krishna Dhoj Thapa, lieutenant Babu Ram Thapa and head constable of the Nepal Police Khadga Bahadur Lama for their alleged involvement in Bolakhe’s detention and killing. Major Krishna was the chief of the Shatrumardan barrack in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk, where Bolakhe was detained while lieutenant Babu Ram headed the security personnel’s mission that took Bolakhe to various places prior to his extra-judicial killing. Head constable Lama had allegedly played a role in the illegal detention of Bolakhe.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had exhumed the dead body of Bolakhe in July. Based on medical reports, the NHRC had confirmed in August that the body exhumed

from Chalan VDC-1, Sallaphed, Kavrepalanchowk, by the commission team was of Bolakhe.

Bolakhe, a resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavrepalanchowk district, was detained by security personnel on December 27, 2003 from Banepa and had reportedly been missing since then. The security personnel allegedly murdered and buried Bolakhe who was in their custody.