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NEPAL: Youth tortured by his lover's family


Anil Kumar Yadav is seen at a hospital for treating his injuries.

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Anil Kumar Yadav, an 18-year-old youth and resident of Ward No.9, Ferset Village Development Committee (VDC), Saptari District, has been tortured for having a love affair with a girl aged 16. The incident occurred on 18 October 2014. It is members of the girl’s family that has tortured Anil, verbally and physically. He is currently hospitalized and frequently drifts in and out of consciousness. The alleged perpetrators are walking free in the village; the police have only detained Mr. Birendra Yadav, father of the girl. Anil’s family has been demanding action against the girl's family as per law. They feel insecure in the village given that Anil’s torturers are walking free. Read More...

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