We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Top Cop in Nepal killed

by Nepal News Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 2:34 PM

Shrestha is the first top-ranking official to have been targeted by the rebels and was the first Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the 15,000-member APF raised about one-and-half-year ago to combat insurgents.

Kathmandu, Monday January 27, 2003 Magh 13, 2059.

Armed police chief shot dead Security agencies in valley on high alert

By Kiran Chapagain

KATHMANDU, Jan 26:Armed Police Force (APF) chief Krishna Mohan Shrestha along with his wife Nudup Shrestha and bodyguard Surya Regmi were killed by suspected Maoists early today morning.

All three died on the spot. While Shrestha bore multiple bullet marks in his temple and face, his wife succumbed to injuries as bullets pierced her chest. Nudup was a teacher in Lincoln School.

The incident took place at about 7:35 am while they were on their routine morning walk along Ring Road at Bhanimandal, Lalitpur. The bodies were taken to the Birendra Police Hospital where Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, his cabinet colleagues, leaders from various political parties including former prime ministers Girija Prasad Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, government officials and several private citizens paid homage to the victims of what they term as terrorism.

The bodies of the Shrestha couple were later taken to their residence where it will be lying in state for a day. The funeral will take place tomorrow at the Pashupati Aryaghat, following the arrival of their two daughters - one from India and the other from New Zealand.

The police has arrested a person named Krishna Hari Sainju, son of Ram Gopal Sainju of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, who is believed to be one of the three attackers. Sainju was arrested with bullet injuries on his leg from the scene of the crime, shortly after incident. However, two other assailants including a woman, all dressed in black, managed to flee from the scene.

Shrestha was the first Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the 15,000-member APF raised about one-and-half-year ago to combat insurgents.

Mild mannered and soft-spoken, Shrestha was a popular figure in the force, commanding respect and admiration in other spheres as well. Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Anuradha Koirala, who rushed to the spot and later to the hospital, bitterly cried, recalling how Shrestha went out of the way to help those in distress and need.

Shrestha is the first top-ranking official from the force to have been targeted by the rebels. Earlier, Senior Superintendent of Police, Parmeshowre Singh Sijapati, died in a Maoist-laid ambush in Dang, nearly one-and-a-half-year ago.

Within minutes of the murders, a huge crowd of nearby residents and passers-by gathered at the spot. Splotches of blood were splattered all over the road.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the government has blamed the Maoist rebels for the killings. Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand summoned an emergency cabinet meeting hours after the murders. Another impromptu meeting of security agency chiefs, chaired by Gen Pyar Jung Thapa, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), also took place immediately after the incident. An emergency meeting of the Security Council was also summoned later
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 6 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Addt'l coverage BBC Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 3:18 PM
support the people of nepal! frank cruz Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 5:15 PM
Hey Frank fresca Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 5:34 PM
And another thing fresca Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 5:36 PM
yeah! truth Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 7:32 PM
Eyes Rolling fresca Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at 10:35 PM
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy