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Comedian Deepak Giri’s father critical, Justice Bam dead

KATHMANDU:  Injured Supreme Court (SC) Justice Ran Bahadur Bam, who was shot by unknown group Thursday, could not be saved due to excessive bleeding, said doctors involved in his treatment.

Bam died at 1:30 pm this afternoon while undergoing treatment at Norvic Hospital in the capital.

Director at the Hospital, Bharat Rawat said that Bam, who was brought in a very critical condition at the Hospital, died while undergoing treatment.

He was shot at Sankhamul while he was coming to the Supreme Court from Kalanki.

According to Inspector General of Police Rabindra Pratap Shah, he was shot while he was returning to Supreme Court at Singhadurbar after visiting the Bagalamukhi temple.

Two armed persons on a pulsar motorcycle followed the vehicle of Bam and shot at him and his bodyguard Mahesh Giri. The  registration number of the motorcycle has not been ascertained yet.

Ram Giri, father of comedian Deepak Giri, a childhood friend of Justice Bam, who was in the same vehicle, was also injured in the incident. He has received one bullet injury on stomach and two on hand, but is now out of risk.

Bam’s bodyguard Mahesh Giri has also received four bullets. His health condition is critical as he received bullets on his neck, said doctors.

Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Chief Justice of the SC, Khilraj Regmi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, Chief Secretary, Madhav Ghimire, other justices of the SC, Chairman of the Administrative Court, Kashiraj Dahal, Chiefs of security bodies had visited the Hospital to take stock of the condition of Bam.

It is said that search for the culprits is underway. Pamphlet of  a party Nepalbad issued by Amar Nepal were recovered from the incident site. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | 12:30 AM

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