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Murdered brutally

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Dear all,

I want to tell this to somebody. Its so disturbing. So, i thought i could share this will all my friends on WorldPulse. This is about a girl named Khyati Shrestha, who was kidnapped and murdered brutally.

Khyati Shrestha, 19 year old, was a grade 12 student at Jubilant College and Research Centre. Her parents shifted to Kathmandu two years back after she passed her School Leaving Certificate (SLC) with distinction from Biratnagar, Nepal. She was kidnapped on June 5 from Putali Sadak, Kathmandu.

On June 5, she got a call from an unidentified girl, now identified as Merina Shakya, at 8:00 AM in the morning saying that she had won Nrs 20,000 and a free trip to Pokhara though a random selection by a magazine. She was asked to come for an interview before she could collect the prize amount and the tickets. Her mother asked a neighbor to drop Khyati at Putali Sadak at 1:00 PM. From there she was taken to Khusibu to Biren Shrestha (the culprit)'s apartment. It was only known in the evening that Khyati was kidnapped after her father received a text message that said Khyati had been kidnapped.A ransom of Nrs 1,000,000 was demanded. The family, with the fear of the kidnappers, did not inform the police. The kidnapper first asked the family to come with the ransom in Butwal, and then to Chitwan, Sunauli, Darjeeling and finally Kakarbhitta.

Radha, Khyati´s mother and her domestic help Ram, reached Kakarbhitta to hand over the ransom amount. Ram handed over the amount. Ram luckily managed to flee from the clutches of Shrestha as the latter tried to kidnap him, too, due to thh fear of being identified by Ram.

Even though the family paid the ransom, the kidnapper did not release Khyati. This only added worries to the victim´s family. Khyati´s mother had briefly seen Biren in a hotel where he had asked her to come to hand over the ransom. This substantiated her suspicion that Shrestha, her former landlord, could be behind the kidnapping and informed the police about it. Police finally arrested Shrestha from Sorhakhutte area on Saturday, 16 days after the kidnapping.

Preliminary investigation has suggested that Biren could have killed Khyati the same evening or the next day after her kidnap. Police officials say that Khyati could have died of excessive use of chloroform, which Biren used to silence her.

Biren then dismembered Khyati´s body and dumped the pieces in difference places so as to make it hard for the police to track his crime. Biren admitted that he threw Khyati´s torso in a stream at Sainbu and limbs in Narayangadh, and her head at Balaju.

According to District Police Office, Chitwan, the remains of the hands and legs were found in Chitwan 10 days ago. Locals at Kabilas VDC-2 had informed police after seeing a suspicious carton with the remains of a leg that could be made out from outside. Inspector Laxman Giri at District Police Office, Chitwan, said they had kept the body remains in safety thinking they could be linked to some criminal incident. “The hands were cut into two parts, he said, adding: “One of the legs was in three pieces and the other leg was also cut to pieces.”

Police found a human torso believed to be Khyati´s in a stream at Sainbu, Lalitpur on Sunday, as per details furnished by main accused Biren Shrestha (Pradhan).Police finally recovered Khyati's head after 19 days of being kidnapped from Raniban, near Balaju, area in the capital. The head was found almost in a decomposed state.

Khyati´s family had first lived in a flat in Biren´s house at Balaju. They had developed close relationship during the stay in Biren´s house. The family had shifted to Anamnagar after Shrestha sold his house a year ago.Biren had come to the victim´s residence at Anamnagar some five days before the kidnapping. He had pulled out his only photo from an album there without the notice of the family.

This news has disturbed me to no end. I cant really believe humankind can be this cruel. How could the man do this to the young girl? Imagine, she was slained and her body parts were found in 3 different places. This is heinous, and inhuman. I feel utterly depressed. I hope the culprit is given the severest of punishment for what has been done.

MAY KHYATI'S SOUL REST IN PEACE! AMEN!

(Part of this news item was taken from http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=...)

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JaniceW's picture

I am beyond words

Khushbu, Namaskar. I don't even know where to begin. This brings tears to my eyes and I look for words to offer some form of healing but none seem appropriate.

So instead, I turn to the words of my friend, Mariane Pearl who is the widow of Wall Street correspondent, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered by extremists in Pakistan in 2002. In an interview Mariane gave to World Pulse. she says:

"If we let bitterness take us over, we will lose our soul. Vicious emotions have the potential to paralyze us, and once that happens, we are lost."

Let's use that same intensity and determination of the kidnappers to fight against such injustices, and bring peace to our world. As citizen journalists, you all can impact and shape people's thinking. By bringing this to our attention, Khushbu, you force us to ask how did this happen; how can we prevent it from happening again?

I thank you for posting this horrific story as by doing so, you will encourage dialogue and provoke action. And only through that, can we effect change.

May Khyati rest in peace.

Khushbu's picture

Thank you

Hi Janice

Mariane Pearl's words do provide me with some solace. But i can't fathom how do victim's families survive such sorrow. I applaud Mariane's and all other family's strength to accept the truth. When my father was kidnapped, we had lost the hope of his return and we were devastated. I cant thank god enough for giving us back our father. But whenever i think of that day, a shudder passes through me, and i pray to god that may noone else face such brutality, but such incidents keep happening. The number of abductions has increased dramatically in the country. So many cases are disguised, they remain unreported because the victims family are warned to not report the kidnapping. But i salute their courage to move on with life despite everything.

Thank you Janice for your strong words. They really give me HOPE!

Love,
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Thank you for this...

I, too, have no words. Thank you for sharing Marianne's words.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

aliĝngix's picture

Rest

At least Khyati was killed fast instead of other possibilities that might have happen instead. Now suscpects are captured, maybe we can go from there.
I'm sad 'cause I can relate to this girl 'cause my friend is only 19 too. She was tricked, but maybe through her death a new level of awareness on scams and being taught signs of scamming and conning can come to light and be taught because of this.
I'm sorry for her death, but she is positively in a nice, wonderful place. Going to heaven or awaiting reincarnation; whatever you believe in.
Thanks for posting this story. Stories like these make us think about what we have to cherish what we do even more, and look out in the future.

Khushbu's picture

I agree

Hi Aligngix

I agree with you when you say that she must be resting in peace in a beautiful place--heaven, away from this world, which is so full of misery. The only thing that disturbs me is the way she met with an end. No human deserves such kind of death but she did. I hope you are right, i hope she is happy somewhere up there.

Yes, such stories do remind us of how unpredictable life can be, and how we should cherish what we have in life!

God bless all!

Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

Nusrat Ara's picture

there is no level to what

there is no level to what humans can degrade to

Nusrat

Khushbu's picture

But why?

Hi Nusrat..

Why is there no limit to this? We need to bring an end to this....really....this is insanity...The murderer is a teacher. He has been teaching for the past 16 years or so. He is put the teaching profession at shame. If the gurus do this, who are the parents to trust?

Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

Nusrat Ara's picture

You know what happened in

You know what happened in Kashmir recently a 22 yr old pregnant woman and her 17 yr sister in law were brutually gangraped and then murdered. You know who the suspects are; the military/police. The mean who are meant to protect us. The authorirites were trying to hush up the matter. They were saying they have drowned. Drowned in ankle deep waters that is. They say the little girl was raped even after death. Read my two posts My diary and I am like u. the latter is written by a young reporter of a local weekly magazine.

I tell you as I was telling a male friend of mine, only a woman can understan what it means. Of late I am much more disillusioned. As i talk to people (men) I see how misconceived their notions about women are and at times I really think they can't understand us in totality simply because they are not women.

Women are really great. We are the best that GOD made :)

Nusrat

Hi Nusrat.

We belong to completely different countries, but the issue is the same. I pray for the mother, her baby, and her sister-in law. May they go to a place, up above, where they can be away from this brutal world of men. I dont mean to say that all men are to be blamed but as you say, theirs notions about women are misconceived. They will never understand us completely, because they dont have our heart and our soul.

I really appreciate you bringing to light what is going on in Kashmir. I will go back to your posts, and read your stories. I know it wont be any consolation, it will rather aggravate my pain....But we need to live with the reality unless it is changed.

Peace
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

By the very fact that you and Khushbu have highlighted the tragedies occurring in your countries, you are creating awareness of the important stories rarely mentioned in the mass media. As women, we have the ability and potential to heal society, and by talking about these events, we are all sending a message out to the world that says we will not stand still and allow this to happen.

I have great hope in the world as I have come to know you both, and the many members of PulseWire – women (and men) who are transformational leaders and exhibit the potential to create great change in our communities. Each day, you are working to make a difference, connecting across cultures and borders to speak out against injustice and for the rights of all.

At World Pulse, we have a vision of a world where women aren’t only free, but empowered so greatly as to be unstoppable. A world where a woman can transform her life as well as the lives of those around her, by simply raising her voice. You are two examples of that vision becoming a reality.

Khushbu's picture

We will

Hi Janice

We will do anything it takes to stop such kinds of injustice done. We have vowed to ourselves that we will do our best to make this planet a living haven.

I really cannot thank you all enough for creating this amazing space. What can we not do here? We can share our happiness and laugh together, we can share our sorrows and provide each other with some consolation, and we can have a pep talk with all our girlfriends and just relax. After i shared this story with you, i feel so much better because i wanted to vent out my feelings, and there could not be a better way to do this.

We are already empowered, and i am sure we will be unstoppable, thanks to you guys!

Thank you for all the wonderful words and the inspiration. Very very motivating.

Love,
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

sunita.basnet's picture

I am speechless

Khus, while reading your post I feel insecure to myself and for sisters in Nepal. My eyes were full of tears, my body was cold, and I forget myself. I don’t have words to express my feelings. My mind is blank. I see the post in facebook from Anjana but didn’t get chance to read about it in detail but thanks for your post. I will pray for Khyati soul and to bring peace in our country vey soon.

By the way, Khus I am coming on July 9th in Nepal. I cannot wait to meet with all of you.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

sunita.basnet's picture

I am speechless

Khus, while reading your post I feel insecure to myself and for sisters in Nepal. My eyes were full of tears, my body was cold, and I forget myself. I don’t have words to express my feelings. My mind is blank. I see the post in facebook from Anjana but didn’t get chance to read about it in detail but thanks for your post. I will pray for Khyati soul and to bring peace in our country vey soon.

By the way, Khus I am coming on July 9th in Nepal. I cannot wait to meet with all of you.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Hi Sunita

I can completely understand how you feel at the moment, because virtually everyone has been taken aback after this incident. There is a situation of fear everywhere. Parents are worried about the safety of their children, and students are themselves scared. A girl today, in an interview expressed that she doesnt want to meet with the same fate that Khyati met with. It is sorrowful that in a country like ours, people have to live this way. I just hope that the situation improves.

Waiting to meet you as well.

Tk care
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

sunita.basnet's picture

Where is the Murderer Now?

Dear Khus,
I have read many people views in facebook. But I am not sure where is the murderer? Is he in the jail? He need to be punished ? This types of incident should not repeat in the future. It's very painful and tregedy. Whereever he is She should be punished extremely?

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Khushbu's picture

Hi Sunita The murderers are

Hi Sunita

The murderers are in jail and they have had a couple of hearings in the court. The court is yet to give its verdict. It will be better for him if court punishes them somehow because the day they come out, the public is going to kill them because they are so full of revenge.

We hope that this kind of incident do not repeat in the future.

Thank you

Best regards
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

sunita.basnet's picture

I agree with you

Hi Khus,
I agree with you and it will make the situation more worsen. So it's better the court punish them. Yes lets praqy for peace.

I have send you an email in hotmail, can you please check it.
Thanks

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

I just want to say...

That I agree with you. This must stop. And I second, Janice. We have great potential to heal. It is not by accident that we have all found each other on PulseWire.

I honor you and Nusrat for your courage to post these stories.

Love,
Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

And she is so beautiful

This just breaks my heart.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Khushbu's picture

She is

Hi Jennifer...

She certainly is beautiful. I hope her beautiful soul rests in peace!

You are right when you say that we have not met by accident. We have found each other for a purpose, and we will make the best out of this association.

Lots of love,
Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

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