The Nepali army kept guard outside of the royal palace after police and protestors faced off at the announcement of the death of King Birendra and other members of the royal family, and the coronation of his brother, King Gyanendra in Kathmandu, Nepal. Protesters took to the streets, throwing bricks, sign posts and rocks, calling for an investigation into the deaths. Police retaliated with beatings, tear gas and a national curfew. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.

 

The newly crowned King Gyanendra traveled in carriage after his coronation through Kathmandu, Napel, accompanied by the royal police and Nepali army soldiers. King Birendra and Queen Aishworya, together with other members of the royal family and servants, were killed by the Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shadev with an AK-47 before he turned the gun on himself. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.

 

Nepali policemen shave their head in a sign of mourning, according to Hindu traditions in Kathmandu, Nepal. King Birendra and Queen Aishworya, together with other members of the royal family and servants, were killed by the Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shadev with an AK-47 before he turned the gun on himself. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.

 

People offered flowers to portraits of King Birendra and Queen Aishworya in Kathmandu, Nepal. The King and Queen, together with other members of the royal family and servants, were killed by the Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shadev with an AK-47 before he turned the gun on himself. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.

 

At Pashupati Nath Arya Ghhat, traditional Hindu cremations and burial ceremonies take place daily, including this one held hours before the Royal family's. People started gathering to witness the royal's cremation hours before it took place. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.

 

Police and protestors face off at the announcement of the death of King Birendra, and the coronation of his brother, King Gyanendra in Kathmandu, Nepal. Protesters took to the streets, throwing bricks, sign posts and rocks, calling for an investigation into the death of many members of the royal family. Police retaliated with beatings, tear gas and a national curfew. 2001

 

In 2001, Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra shot and killed his family, including his father King Birendra and his mom Queen Aiswarya, before being fatally shot by palace police. Some Nepalese claim that the prince’s uncle, Gyanendra, who was later named king, masterminded the killings to put himself in power.