South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

HETAUDA, July 14: A human rights activist has been abducted from Jitpur Ratopul of Bara.
Iswor Acharya, a teacher in local school and member of Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES), was abducted in the evening at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, according to his family source.
The abductors took Acharya under control on the way while he was carrying cash amount to distribute salary to his colleagues and demanded ransom worth Rs. one million, said Acharya’s brother-in-law Rajan Mainali.
The abductors robbed Rs. 460,000 from him and threatened to murder if demanded ransom was not given, said Mainali.
The abductors demanded ransom with Mainali over phone in Bhojpuri language.
Meanwhile, HURPES, issuing a press release on Tuesday, urged the abductors to release Acharya without any conditions