Tikapur massacre suspect Resham Lal Chaudhary surrenders to court

2015 Tikapur massacre, Resham Lal Chaudhary

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Resham Lal Chaudhary, the main suspect of the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has surrendered himself to the Kailali District Court on Monday, according to Province Police Headquarter sources.

On August 24, 2015 armed protesters affiliated with the Tharuhat Struggle Committee had attacked security force attempting to enforce restrictions with axes, scythes and spears in Tikapur, Kailali killing eight, including seven police officers and a two-year old baby. He had been absconding after the police accused him of involving in the incident.

Chaudhary, a candidate of Rastirya Janata Party Nepal, had won the House of Representative election from Kailali constituency 1 defeating his rival from the left alliance Madan Kumari Sah. He had filed his candidacy through a representative.

But the District Election Commission had denied issuing a victory certificate to him.

Chaudhary, then through his wife Ranjita Chaudhary, had tried to file a writ at the Supreme Court demanding his right to receive the certificate. The SC, however, had rejected to register his case.

Later, a single bench of SC justice Tanka Bahadur Moktan had upheld the decision of rejecting the registration of case brought to the court on behalf of Chaudhary.

Since he was on the run, he has not acquired certificate yet.