Nepalese scribe's body found after 4 yrs

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Kathmandu, Jun 28 (UNI) The body of journalist Dekendra Thapa, allegedly killed by the CPN-Maoist cadres about four years ago, was recovered from Dwari VDC in Dailekh district in western Nepal today, local media reports said.

The National Human Rights Commission officials are learnt to have dug out Thapa's body from a cemetery at Dwari VDC, kantipur said quoting its local reporter as saying.

Thapa's relatives and the Federation of Nepalese Journalists had been appealing to the human rights body to find the whereabouts of Thapa.

''Thapa was tortured and killed in a classroom of one of the schools in Dailekh district by the Maoist cadres, according to reports'' the paper said.

Deceased journalist Thapa's brother Yagyaraj identified the body his clothes and physical structure.

Thapa's family members have demanded the Maoist leadership to take action against the cadres involved in the killing.

Forensic expert Dr Harihar Wasti said identification of the corpse can be ascertained only after a detailed study in forensic labs.

The Maoist cadres had allegedly abducted journalist Thapa on 26 June, 2004 and killed him after a month. Meanwhile, Nepali Congress affiliated Tarun Dal today demanded immediate dissolution of the paramilitary structure of the Young Communist League, the youth wing of the CPN-Maoist, which is alleged to have been involved in unruly activities.

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