Once a palace, now a crime scene

(Joshua Gross/Global Post)
Joshua Gross (Fletcher School at Tufts University), Global Post
Published November 22, 2009

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Thousands of Nepali waited in the monsoon heat to see inside the walls of the flamingo pink Royal Palace. Outside the palace — now called the Narayanhiti Museum — hawkers sold ice cream and cold drinks, as if the queue led to a carnival ride rather than the place where a lovesick prince allegedly massacred his father, mother and siblings only a few years ago.

“I thought it would be grand, but I didn’t find it so,” said a disappointed Debendra Lamjung. “What a simple palace. What a simple bed the king slept in. I thought it would be made of gold.”

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