Rukum incident flayed

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May 29, 2020

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Rukum incident flayed

Nabaraj BK (L), and his friends were brutally attacked and killed on Saturday. (File photo)

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KATHMANDU: As many as 23 different organizations have condemned the incident that took place at Soti, Chaurjahari-8 of West Rukum last Saturday.

Five people lost their lives in the incident related to caste discrimination.

The organizations flaying the incident include Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the Sustainable Development National Campaign Nepal and the National Disabled Youth Network Nepal, Youth Advocacy Nepal, among others.

These organizations have termed the incident as a ‘crime against humanity’.

It should be noted that a group of youths including Nabaraj BK was going towards Soti to the house of Sushma Malla, who is Nabaraj’s girlfriend for marriage.

Malla belongs to a so-called high caste while BK is considered a so-called low caste.

Locals of Chaurjahari and members from the girl’s family attacked the group when the youths were on their way to the girl’s house.

Some of the group of 19 youths, including Nabaraj were attacked and reportedly thrown into the Bheri river.

While 12 people of the group sustained injuries, six people had gone missing in the incident.

The bodies of five of those missing, including that of Nabaraj have already been recovered.

These organizations have asked the government for an impartial investigation into the incident and bringing the culprits to book.

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