From jail to parliament: Nepal’s Tikapur carnage mastermind sworn-in as MP

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago IST

Kathmandu (Nepal), Jan 04 (ANI): House of Representative member-elect from Kanchanpur-1, Resham Chaudhary, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) on Thursday. Speaker of House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, administered the oath of office to Chaudhary. Chaudhary is facing charges of murder, attempt to murder and robbery along with 56 others, and is an accused in the 2015 Tikapur riots. He also claimed the Tikapur incident to be a political one and suggested for the political resolution over the issue warning ethical violence might spread in the future. Chaudhary is the main accused in the lynching of eight police personnel and an infant in Tikapur of Kailali district in August 2015. Chaudhary won the House of Representative election from Kailali-1, securing more than double the votes secured by his rival Madan Kumar Shah.

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