Nepal to investigate Dalit killings following arranged marriage dispute

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Committee set up to investigate deaths of young men allegedly chased into river as a result of ‘caste-based discrimination’

The Nepalese government has established an independent high-level committee to investigate the killings of six young men, including four Dalits, whose deaths drew condemnation from the UN human rights chief.

Friends Nabaraj BK, 20, Sanju BK, 21, Lokendra Sunar, 18, Tikaram Sunar, 20, Govinda Shahi, 17, and Ganesh Budha, 17, died on 23 May, after a dispute with a family.

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Written by Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/13/nepal-to-investigate-dalit-killings-following-arranged-marriage-dispute under the title “Nepal to investigate Dalit killings following arranged marriage dispute”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.