A Killer in the Castle

What actually happened to Nepal’s royal family on June 2, 2001?

(Suraj Belbase / Wikimedia Commons)

On the morning of June 1, 2001, as on thousands of mornings before, Nepal was ruled by the 55-year-old King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, who had by then been on the throne for 29 years. But that night, he would be shot dead, not by Maoist militants in the ongoing Nepalese Civil War but […]

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