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Crime and consequence

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
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This heart-wrenching news from The Himalayan Times is being talking about a lot today:
An elderly couple of Bhalakcha, Rukum, along with their daughter, committed suicide on Sunday night due to the inability to get their daughter treated for epilepsy. The 27-year-old girl also killed herself.
Dal Bahadur Oli (72), his wife Kali (68) and their daughter Tulasa hanged themselves with a rope on a tree.
Tulasa had been suffering from epilepsy for the last 15 years. Obiram Rokamagar, a local, said the family was living in abject poverty and did not have enough money to get Tulasa treated. He said, “His daughter’s epilepsy weighed heavy on Dal Bahadur’s mind and he always talked about it.”
More suicide news: Republica reports that seven People’s Liberation Army combatants killed themselves in UN-monitored cantonments since December 2007.
Seven Maoist combatants committed suicide and 16 others ´died´ at different times in different cantonments since the former rebel fighters were kept in the UN-monitored camps in December 2007 as part of the peace process, according to government sources.
The sources said they are in dark over the causes of the deaths of the 16 combatants and whether the due legal process was followed to deal with the suicide cases. A source close to prime minister told myrepublica.com that a combatant had committed suicide in last April but the government knew about it only recently.
And finally there has been some development in Jamim Shah’s murder investigation. The police said the killing was ordered by an Indian mafia don currently serving a jail sentence, and at least one police officer was aware of the plan to commit the murder. The Kathmandu Post writes:
Police on Monday disclosed that notorious Indian underworld don Babloo Shrivastav, who is currently serving term in a Lucknow prison, had ordered his henchmen to gun down media entrepreneur Jamim Shah. Shrivastav was also the mastermind behind the killing of the sitting Nepali lawmaker Mirza Dilshad Beg in Kathmandu in 1998.
Babbu along with five other Indian criminals had arrived in Kathmandu and worked in cahoots with a number of Nepali criminals and police officers to execute the plan.
Investigators have found that Sub-Inspector Prakash Chhetri was aware of the murder plan. Babbu was in constant touch with Chhetri, who is his distant relative, said investigators. Chhetri had passed crucial security-related information to Babbu, claimed Suprintendent of Police Ganesh K. C.
Sources said Chhetri is just one of the pawns used in the conspiracy. What is startling according to investigators is they have traced evidences substantiating the involvement of two SSPs, two DSPs and a retired DSP. Call details obtained by investigators show that these senior police officers also remained in touch with the criminals.
Police released photos and sketches of individuals suspected of being involved in the murder, but added some of them have fled Kathmandu last Friday.

This heart-wrenching news from The Himalayan Times is being talking about a lot today:

An elderly couple of Bhalakcha, Rukum, along with their daughter, committed suicide on Sunday night due to the inability to get their daughter treated for epilepsy. The 27-year-old girl also killed herself.

Dal Bahadur Oli (72), his wife Kali (68) and their daughter Tulasa hanged themselves with a rope on a tree.

Tulasa had been suffering from epilepsy for the last 15 years. Obiram Rokamagar, a local, said the family was living in abject poverty and did not have enough money to get Tulasa treated. He said, “His daughter’s epilepsy weighed heavy on Dal Bahadur’s mind and he always talked about it.”

More suicide news: Republica reports that seven People’s Liberation Army combatants killed themselves in UN-monitored cantonments since December 2007.

Seven Maoist combatants committed suicide and 16 others ‘died’ at different times in different cantonments since the former rebel fighters were kept in the UN-monitored camps in December 2007 as part of the peace process, according to government sources.

The sources said they are in dark over the causes of the deaths of the 16 combatants and whether the due legal process was followed to deal with the suicide cases. A source close to prime minister told myrepublica.com that a combatant had committed suicide in last April but the government knew about it only recently.

And finally there has been some development in Jamim Shah’s murder investigation. The police said the killing was ordered by an Indian mafia don currently serving a jail sentence, and at least one police officer was aware of the plan to commit the murder. The Kathmandu Post writes:

Police on Monday disclosed that notorious Indian underworld don Babloo Shrivastav, who is currently serving term in a Lucknow prison, had ordered his henchmen to gun down media entrepreneur Jamim Shah. Shrivastav was also the mastermind behind the killing of the sitting Nepali lawmaker Mirza Dilshad Beg in Kathmandu in 1998.

Babbu along with five other Indian criminals had arrived in Kathmandu and worked in cahoots with a number of Nepali criminals and police officers to execute the plan.

Investigators have found that Sub-Inspector Prakash Chhetri was aware of the murder plan. Babbu was in constant touch with Chhetri, who is his distant relative, said investigators. Chhetri had passed crucial security-related information to Babbu, claimed Suprintendent of Police Ganesh K. C.

Sources said Chhetri is just one of the pawns used in the conspiracy. What is startling according to investigators is they have traced evidences substantiating the involvement of two SSPs, two DSPs and a retired DSP. Call details obtained by investigators show that these senior police officers also remained in touch with the criminals.

Police released photos and sketches of individuals suspected of being involved in the murder, but added some of them have fled Kathmandu last Friday.

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2 Responses to “Crime and consequence”

  1. SN on Says:

    The police officers involved have to be dealt with severely. I hope they will not give everyone the slip through string-pulling and ‘bhan-sun’ as interest in this story wanes. Hope the journalists remain vigilant on this case until the criminals, mainly the police-officers involved, are brought to justice.

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