Mum seeks justice for murdered son


Mother of Bhisan Simkhada, who was allegedly killed by Maoist activists three weeks ago, has demanded an immediate action against those involved in her son’s murder.   

Speaking at a press meet at Dhading Beshi on Tuesday, Bhisan’s widow mother Kamala claimed that her son’s murderers are moving around freely and police have failed to arrest them.

“The people who killed my son are apparently above the law because their party runs the government. Police know who is responsible for the incident but they cannot make the arrest,” she said. Kamala appealed to the press and human rights groups to help bring Bhisan’s killers to justice. She said nine years ago her husband had died after being tortured by the Nepal Army personnel on the accusation of helping out the Maoists insurgents.  

“I did not get any justice in my husband case. Again, I am being denied justice in case of my son’s murder. He was only 22,” she lamented.  

Bhisan’s wife Phulmaya was also present at the function with their two-month old baby.  On Dec 3, Bhisan was allegedly abducted and subsequently murdered by Maoists activists at Ratamatey of Darkha VDC-7 in Dhading. Bhisan, who was a former Maoists activist, had left the party and been running a business in his village.  Just a day before his death, Maoist cadre Bijay Tamang was murdered in the district. Maoist cadres had accused Bhisan of shooting Bijay. Maoists activists had reportedly killed Bhisan to avenge Bijay’s death. DSP Bikas Raj Khanal said they have already rounded up four suspects in connection with Bhisan’s murder. An investigation is going on, he said.

Posted on: 2012-12-26 08:36