The Nepalese Royal Massacre: A Tragic Event that Changed Nepal Forever

TLDR The Nepalese royal massacre, which occurred on June 1, 2001, resulted in the deaths of 10 members of the royal family. The massacre was triggered by the crown prince's strained relationship with his parents and his desire to marry someone they disapproved of, leading to conspiracy theories and a significant impact on the history of Nepal.

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00:00 On June 1st, 2001, 10 members of the Nepalese royal family were killed in a massacre inside the royal palace, changing the course of modern Nepal.
01:45 On June 1, 2001, the Nepalese royal family was having their monthly dinner when a massacre occurred, resulting in the deaths of 10 family members.
03:11 The crown prince, Dipendra, arrived intoxicated to a family gathering, argued with attendees, and proceeded to shoot and kill nine members of the royal family before shooting himself.
04:31 After the massacre, King Dipendra, who had been put in a coma, became the king and remained in a coma until his death, at which point the crown was passed to King Gyanendra, who is still alive today, and the monarchy was dissolved in 2008.
05:55 The crown prince's relationship with Devyani Rana, whom he wanted to marry, caused tension with his parents, who disapproved of her lower status and Indian background, leading to a breaking point in their relationship.
07:18 Conspiracy theories surrounding the Nepalese royal massacre include the belief that someone else wearing a mask of the prince committed the crime, that the new king Gyanendra initiated the attack, and that the Indian intelligence service or the CIA were responsible, fueled by the fact that the crown prince shot himself on the left side of his head despite being right-handed, no autopsies were conducted, and ballistic evidence was burned along with the bodies.
08:37 The Nepalese royal massacre is one of the greatest massacres of royalty in history and will go down as one of the most significant events in the history of Nepal.
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