From The Nepali Press
Nepal Samacharpatra, 18 January
FROM ISSUE #232 (28 JAN 2005 - 03 FEB 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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JUMLA?Chhetra Bahadur Mahat of Ranka village, Tatopani VDC said he was kept in a cave for 90 days by security forces who arrested him on suspicion of being a Maoist in mid-November 2003. He was on his way to Khalanga when they stopped him. He was severely tortured during detention and has not yet recuperated. He was taken to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalganj in serious condition. ?Doctors discharged me saying they were not able to treat me. They say some watery substance has collected in my chest,? he says. ?The army men blindfolded me and took me away. They forced me inside a cave near the Keshabganj Barrack. I spent 90 days there before being finally released.?