NHRC issues statement on Ram Manohar Yadav's death in custody

KATHMANDU: Attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) - Nepal has been drawn towards the death of a man who was arrested on the charge of rebellion against the state in Bardiya, on August 23.

The press statement issued by NHRC states that 30-year-old Ram Manohar Yadav died while receiving treatment, in police custody. He was arrested for waving a black flag in a programme attended by Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav.

Meanwhile, NHRC Office, Nepalgunj has undertaken an initiative to investigate the death and conditions of others taken into police custody.

Likewise, a memorandum from deceased's side has also been submitted to NHRC Chairperson Anup Raj Sharma, urging to conduct a fair investigation into the death of Yadav, to take action against the guilty, and to provide compensation.

NHRC Chair Sharma said that the prosecution would proceed after carrying out the investigation.

Likewise, NHRC has further appealed to the government to be sensitive in retaining human rights by arranging effective treatment for those who fall ill, physically or mentally, in police custody.