NHRC demands fair investigation of Chitwan school incident


March 5, 2024


NHRC demands fair investigation of Chitwan school incident

The National Human Rights Commission. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded the government authorities to conduct a fair investigation on the death of 13-year-old Shalin Pokhrel, an 8th grader at Ekata Sishu Niketan Boarding School, Chitwan.

The guilty one behind the case must be taken action, it added.

Issuing a press release, NHRC spokesperson Dr Tikaram Pokhrel urged the government for a fair investigation.

NHRC also requested all sides concerned not to be involved in the activity that impacts the investigation.

Police have been carrying out investigation on the incident that the 8th grader Pokhrel was allegedly found dead, hanging herself in the school hostel at Tandi, Chitwan on February 24.

The human rights watch body has also written to the concerned agencies including Ekata Sishuniketan Boarding School informing that it had also initiated investigation.