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Deaths of inmates in Sankhuwasabha: 15 remanded in custody for further investigations


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2023 Sep 14, 9:23, Kimathanka ( Sankhuwasabha)
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Fifteen people including seven police personnel accused of their roles in the deaths of two inmates in the District Prison, Sankhuwasabha, have been remanded in custody for further investigations into the case.

District Court Sankhuwasabha's registrar Ram Chandra KC said that they are charged with beating inmates to death.

Against assistant sub inspector Laxmi Chaudhary, security guard Suman Gurung, security guard Daman Singh Rai, head constable Raj Kumar Shrestha, constable Pawan Kumar Mahato and security guard Nusan Rai, are those security personnel facing the case for the deaths of inmates.

The hearing of the case took place in the bench of district judge Teknath Gautam on Wednesday, said KC. The court ordered seven security personnel to be sent to Dhankuta and eight others who are inmates at the prison itself have been remanded to Tehrathum.

Eight legal practitioners took part in the hearing of the case from both sides. Inmates facing the charge of their roles in the deaths are Ram Karki, Anish Sharma Kattel, Sachin Rai, Suman Sarumagar, Tikaram Chauhan, Nabin Kumar Rai, Min Bahadur Tamang and Indradhoj Ghimire.

During the preliminary investigation into the case, it was revealed that the two inmates--Binod Tolangi, 20, of Madi municipality-5 in Sankhuwasabha district and Aakash Balami, 28, of Kakani rural municipality-7 in Nuwakot district after being dragged by the police while attempting to flee and subsequently being beaten by the security force and a group of inmates on August 9.

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