Incident Reports

Bardiya district court fines NA lieutenant on torture charges in Bardiya


Lumbini, Bardiya, Barbardiya

Bardiya District Court has fined Nepal Army 1st Lieutenant Kabindra Thapa on the charges of torturing one 14-year-old Padma Bahadur Khadka. A single bench of justice led by Judge Ramesh Sharma Poudel slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 after conducting a hearing on the case following an Appellate court order. The hearing happened on Wednesday, four years after the case was lodged. Thapa was the chief at Banjariya Post of Narsingh Battalion situated at Bardiya National Park at that time. The judge also ordered Rs 50,000 compensation to the victim along with departmental action against Nepal Army personnel Man Bahadur Khadka. Khadka along with six other locals were arrested by a team of Army from Banjariya Post in 2011 on the charges of hunting down deer.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Torture
Weapons None
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Army
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
National/Online Media