I was dragged by Nepalese forces, beaten and forced to confess, says Indian civilian detained by Nepal

Nepalese forces had opened fire at the Indo-Nepal border killing one Indian civilian and injuring four

Amid tensions between Nepal and India over territory, Nepal’s security personnel opened fire at the Bihar border, which resulted in the killing of one civilian and injuring four others.

The civilians were identified as Vikesh Yadav, Umesh Ram and Uday Thakur, who suffered gunshot injuries. Another civilian Vikash Yadav succumbed to his injuries on Friday itself.

According to NDTV, Nepalese forces claim that Lagan Kishore, who was taken into custody following the firing and handed over to Indian Forces at no man’s land on June 13, was detained for trying to snatch a weapon from one of their personnel during an altercation.

However, both Kishore and his family have denied the claims and said he was “dragged” across the border and was beaten.

Kishore said that during the firing he had rushed towards the Indian side but Nepalese personnel hit him with rifle butt and took him to Nepal’s Sangrampur. He was also asked to confess that he was taken into custody from the Nepali side.

“We ran when they started firing, but they dragged me from the Indian side, hit me with a rifle butt and took me to Nepal’s Sangrampur. They told me to confess that I was brought there from Nepal. I told them you can kill me but I was brought there from India,” said Kishore.

Relations have become strained between India and Nepal after the latter released a map showing parts Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territory. India claims these territories as part of India.


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