Maoists kill ex-activist


A former Maoist cadre, Prem Bahadur Thokar (40), a resident of Jagatpur VDC-6, was beaten to death by other Maoist cadres at Jagatpur in Chitwan on Friday. Police has confirmed the Thokar’s murder. According to local villagers, around six Maoists beat up Thokar at Krishna Chowk at around 5:30 pm and threw his body in a field near Thokar’s house before fleeing. The body was brought to Bharatpur Hospital for autopsy on Saturday. Condemning the incident, different district-based human rights organisations urged the Maoists not to repeat such incidents.