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Nepal court issues ‘royal’ summons

A dispute over the property of Nepal’s late prince Dhirendra between his three daughters and a woman claiming to be his second wife has led the Kathmandu district court to summon the former princesses, reports Utpal Parashar.

world Updated: Jan 27, 2010 00:29 IST
Utpal Parashar

A dispute over the property of Nepal’s late prince Dhirendra between his three daughters and a woman claiming to be his second wife has led the Kathmandu district court to summon the former princesses.

This is the first time in Nepal’s history that a court has asked members of the former royal family to appear in court. The Himalayan nation had abolished monarchy in May 2008.

Prince Dhirendra, the youngest brother of late King Birendra was killed in the controversial Narayanhiti Palace massacre when crown prince Dipendra allegedly shot dead many members of his family including his parents in June 1, 2001.