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Complaint Lodged against Police Torture


Gandaki, Kaski, Machhapuchchhre

Kaski,hirasatma yatna dine doshilaaia karyavahiko maang gardai prahari ma ujuri. Family of a victim has lodged a complaint at District Police Office on November 29 demanding action against those who tortured him in police custody. Toran Gurung, 27, of Sardi Khola VDC-9, Deepak Gurung, 25 and Santosh Gurung, 27, of the same place complained that they were physically tortured in the custody of ward police office in Bagar on November 26. They were thrashed with pipe and batons by the police. One of the victims, Toran Gurung said that two plain cloth policemen locked them up inside a room and started to beat them with batons and pipe. The victims sustained leg injuries and several bruises in their body. The incident was revealed after the victim’s family met them. DSP Rajesh Nath Banstola of District Police Office said that the incident would be investigated and guilty will be punished. Meanwhile, the western regional coordinator of INSEC, Shiva Khakurel and district representative of INSEC met the victims on November 28 and drew the attention of DPO demanding investigation over the incident. The victims were arrested on November 11 regarding a clash with local contractor and police. S


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