Probes Into Massacre of Royals Launched

From Times Wire Reports

Two investigations began in Nepal’s royal massacre case: the official probe into who killed the king, queen and their relatives, and a military inquiry against a witness who went public without permission.

Public discontent was evident, with some angry, bewildered Nepalese staging demonstrations one week after the slayings of King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and most of the royal family.

Capt. Rajiv Shahi, a military doctor who survived the shooting spree, said Crown Prince Dipendra carried out the massacre and then fatally shot himself, but investigators said they will have to weigh all evidence before identifying a killer.

They began the three-day investigation into the slayings by looking at fingerprints and spent bullets from the scene of the shooting.