Nepal is going through a bit of a civil war situation. On one hand you have the Maoists aka the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) who are rebels with long sheet of human rights abuses, who have grown increasingly violent since the breakdown of a cease-fire on August 27, 2003.
And on the other hand you have the Nepalese security forces who go around raping and executing random people and then simply declare them Maoists and that seemingly excuses their actions no matter how heinous. As a result, Nepal has some of the highest rates of extra-judicial killings and disappearances in the world. People are here one day but then suddenly and without notice or explanation disappear and are never seen or heard from again.
While this wasn’t quite the case for the girl in these pictures, her demise was no less disturbing:
18 year old Reena Rasaili lived with her father, 53 year old Karna Bahadur Rasaili in the Pokahari Chauri-4 village, Kavre District, Nepal. At around midnight on February 12, 2004 about 10 plain clothes Nepalese security personnel came knocking on their door. The security personnel received an intel that Reena Rasaili’s brother and son of Karna Bahadur Rasaili joined the Maoists (Communist Party of Nepal).
The military knocked on the door and said they were friends of Comrade Deepak. Suspecting something rotten, nobody answered the door so the military broke in by force. They found Reena Rasaili who was in her teens at the time in her room and dragged her into the adjacent cow shed, ordering everyone not to enter.
37 year old Ms. Devi Sunuwar, Reena Rasaili’s aunt said the gang rape went on for at least 5 hours. The girl did not talk, but cried the whole time. Just before dawn, the security personnel dragged Reena Rasaili out of the cattle shed and into the brush about 100 meters from the house where they executed her with gun fire.
Nobody dared to go check on her for fear of getting executed themselves and instead waited until the security forces left to look for the body. They found Reena Rasaili with a gunshot wound to her head, her breast and her eye. Her torso and pubic areas were scratched and bruised.
Props to shivanshuk for the lead: