According to district police of Dhanusha in Nepal, Ram Yadav has been killed in a confrontation. Police say they have found a donation receipt under the tag of Terai National Liberation Army.
However, many locals of Dhanusha say Ram Yadav is not a political activist. In the past, police had put him in the most wanted list for his continuous robbery and murder. Lakhin Yadav of Dhanusha says Ram Yadav’s robbery gang had troubled many villagers in the district where houses were robbed almost every night before the peace process began in Nepal. Other locals also expressed their surprise how police could mistake such a long-known criminal for a political worker. They say many such professional robbers have formed small armed groups labeling themselves as ‘liberation armies’ or ‘’fronts’.
Another local of Janakpurdham Kalyan Yadav, now in Kathmandu for studies, accuses Nepal’s law application mechanisms of having nurtured a strong nexus with professional criminals. Asked why such a nexus could be developed, Yadav adds, “For gaining economic prosperity. Don’t you see all in Nepal are competing to be richer than one another?”