CHITWAN, June 6: Today or June 6 marks the completion of 16 years of the horrible Madi Bandarmudhe blast which ended in the tragic deaths of 42 people, leaving many more injured.
The incident happened when the then rebellion Maoist ambushed, targeting a passenger bus. Among the dead, three were the Nepal Army personnel.
Thirty-nine people were killed at the scene while three breathed their last amidst the treatment. The passenger bus was caught into the ambush near Bandarmudhe River on June 6, 2005 as it was coming to Bharatpur from Bagai of Madhi.
The victims said though years passed since the happening of the carnage, justice for them remains a far cry. As they complained, their pain and woes remain same and unhealed throughout these years.
Bishnu Maya BK of Ganeshgunj of Madi Municipality and her 14-month-old daughter (at that time) were among those travelling in the ill-fated bus. Bishnu Maya got her right leg fractured and injury to her daughter. Her baby also suffering blast wounds to her leg. “But we are still waiting for justice.”
Susmita, who was involved in the incident as a child, is now a grade 10 student at the local Krishnanagar School. As she complained, she is living with multiple post- incident health complications such as constant back pain and headache.
Krishna Prasad Adhikari, Vice-Chairman of the Bandarmudhe Incide
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