One of the most sad moment in the Nepali film industry was in 2002 when actress Shrisha Karki committed suicide over a photo published in a weekly tabloid – ‘Jana Aastha’. The whole film industry was shocked by the extreme action taken by the aspiring actress and everybody accused the journalist of causing the distress to the actress.
Case was filed against the chief editor of the newspaper – Kishor Shrestha and two writers mentioned in the news article. But, they all got cleared because the case wasn’t prepared well. None of the accused were punished for the action. The newspaper editor, Kishor Shrestha, later told that the photo of the actress was taken by a police officer and given to them. Everybody believed the police officer, Uddhav Bhandari, was the main culprit.
But, when I went back to the case and did a little research – the truth seem to be something else. It seems, Uddhav Bhandari was used by the journalist just to make a case. It seems, Bhandari doesn’t have anything to do with the case.
A summary of my conspiracy theory is :
I am working on proving each of the points in the theory. Looks like Uddhav was involved from the beginning of the case. In the Nepali Times article, written a few days after Shrisha Karki case has written about the involvement of Uddhav Bhandari.
But, how could Uddav send the photo of the actress to Nepal when he was in UK for more than a year. Did he send it by post or did he hand it over to Kishor Shrestha before he flew to UK. If Kishor Shrestha had the photo with him for more than a year, why didn’t he publish it immediately.
There are a lot of unanswered questions in the case. The more dangerous aspect of the case is that people might still be being black mailed. We are not safe from such people yet. Our friends, families, future generation and everybody is at risk. This is a more important issue than Royal Massacre. Royal massacre can’t happen to us. Shrisha Karki case can happen to any of us. We are exposed to an immense amount of danger from this case than that of Durbar Hatyakanda.