It is nothing new for Crown Prince Paras to fire a few shots and go wild in discos, but it had seemed he'd given it a break, until last Friday on King Gyanendra's birthday. Everyone was taken by surprise when the prince got a call around 1:30 AM and immediately sped off. Close friends and royal cousins were waiting for him at Everest Hotel's Galaxy Disco. Sarik Larry, son of Everest Hotel's owner, also arrived and asked everyone except the royal guests to leave. Soon after, Princess Himani showed up and tried to persuade the Crown Prince to return to Narayanhiti Palace, and then all hell broke loose. Prince Paras opened fire. His bodyguards, friends and cousins all fled for their lives. Even Princess Himani was unable to control him. Kumar Gorakh, husband of late Princess Shruti tried in vain to restrain him, but had to retreat via the back door and hide in a nursing home near the hotel. Neighbours heard the shots, but there was no sign of security forces in the area. The police were given strict instructions not to interfere.
Finally, Princess Himani succeeded in calming down her husband, but the effect was temporary. In a rage, Prince Paras drove towards Club Dynasty in Darbar Marg, where he mercilessly beat up the disco bouncer. After reaching his family residence, Nirmal Niwas, he started a quarrel with his family. All the royal princes and princesses were then transported to the Narayanhiti Palace, and the prince left the city and sped towards Pokhara with two of his ADCs and two brothers-in-law.