The Maoist communists today admitted that they killing journalist Birendra Sah after abducting him.
The CPN Maoist today admitted that their cadres killed Bara-district journalist Birendra Sah. Unveiling the report of the high-level committee it had formed to probe into the case, the Maoists have also expressed commitment to give all possible support to the state to initiate legal action against the assailants. The report states that Sah was murdered by Maoist cadres Kundan Phaujdhar and Ram Iqbal Sahani under the orders of their area in-charge Lal Babu Chaudhary. Sah was shot in his temple and chest in an open area inside a jungle in between Juguwa village of Sapahi VDC and Sukhuwa village of Kakari VDC in Bara district. Sah’s body was buried in a ditch near the incident site, according to the report based on the statement recorded by Chaudhary. Sah was abducted from Pipara Bazaar of Bara district on October 4.
Ramdev Das, who was abducted along with Sah, was, however, freed on the condition that they would kill him if he disclosed Sah’s condition. On October 28, the Maoists had formed a three-member team led their Bhojpura sub-state committee in-charge, Hari Bhakta Kandel, to investigate into Sah’s abduction. (read more about this here)