Nepal marks 16th anniversary of Royal Massacre

File image: Narayanhiti Palace

Kathmandu, June 2

Nepal on Friday is marking the 16th anniversary of the Royal Massacre, in which the then King and Queen among 10 had been killed.

On June 1, 2001, King Birendra Shah and Queen Aishwarya among others had been shot dead during a family dinner at the Narayanhiti Palace.

A government commission formed to probe the incident accused the then Crown Prince Dipendra Shah of opening fire under the influence of alcohol and hashish.

Dipendra in coma was announced the King on the next day of the massacre, but he too succumbed to bullet injuries on the fourth day.

The government report, however, is apparently rejected by members of the public, many of whom suspect that the incident was planned somewhere else.



Published on June 2nd, Friday, 2017 10:36 AM

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