Madhesi Protests: Nepal Government Hands Over Body Of Indian Youth Killed In Police Firing

04/11/2015 10:32 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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RAXAUL, Bihar -- The body of the college boy, who was killed in a police firing near Birgunj on Monday, handed over to his family by the Nepal Government on late Tuesday evening.

A huge crowd, along with kin of the victims, gathered to receive the body of Sonu, which arrived here in an ambulance.

The agitated protesters raised slogans against the Nepal Police and the Government.

Sunil Kumar Gupta, a protester, said, "We will now perform the last rites of Sonu. The compensation announced by SDO should be provided to his family soon, as they are very poor and work on footpath."

"If the killing of Sonu is not enough to open the eyes of the Indian Government, many more sons of India will be killed. Until the border with Nepal is not sealed, such killings will go on," he added.

Earlier, speaking to ANI, Consul General of India in Birgunj Anju Ranjan said, "The Government of India has condemned the killing. We have sent the body for an autopsy, which is being performed in Nepal. After that the body will be handed over to the family."

"I met the victim's father on Monday, and assured him of all kind of help. We have also written compensation to the Government of Nepal," he said.

"The border is open for people's movement, and not for goods' movement. Because, the condition on the Nepal side is very tense, and thus, the Government of India has issued an order that truckers and others should move into Nepal on their own risk," she added.

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