Shah was the local correspondent for Nepal FM
, Dristi Weekly
, and Avenues TV in Bara district, in central Nepal.
had written reports criticizing local Maoists before his
Shah was feared dead after the Maoists condemned the action but failed to release him or confirm his
Shah's body has not been recovered.
The Maoist statement said he
had been buried in the jungle in Bara, Luitel said.
Shah's case was raised in the Nepalese parliament several times after his
disappearance, according to news reports.