Adhikari murder accused released without facing lawsuit
Citing lack of evidence, District Police Chitwan on Monday evening released Ram Prasad Adhikari, a Maoist cadre alleged of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari during armed insurgency in 2004.
Police let Ram Prasad walk free after keeping him in judicial custody for 25 days. Earlier, the District Attorney Office returned Ram Prasad’s file to District Police Office referring to the lack of evidence to register a lawsuit at the court of law.
The file was prepared by police after weeks of investigation into the notorious murder case. The police investigation has charged 11 individuals of their involvement in Krishna Prasad’s murder.
Ram Prasad was arrested from Bagbazar, Kathmandu on September 6 and was taken to Chitwan where the murder is believed to have occurred.
Krishna Prasad’s father Nanda Prasad and mother Ganga Maya were on hunger strike for one and half months demanding arrest of their son’s murderer. They broke the strike only when they heard that Ram Prasad was arrested.
Many rights groups piled pressure on the government to detain the alleged murderers. Monday’s release may prompt rights activists to resort to protests, as it has been learnt. Nepalnews.com