The funeral procession for Govinda Gautam, who died in firing by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) during a territorial dispute in Ananda Bazaar, Kanchanpur district has been be cremated with state honor with 11 gun salutes in the Doda River.
Gautam’s last rite was performed according to Hindu culture and honored by Nepal Police offering him an 11-gun salute.The funeral procession taken out from Seti zonal hospital in Dhangadhi reached Punarvas after passing through Doke Bazaar, LN Chok, Chauraha and Trinagar customs was cremated by his father as per the Hindu Culture.
The Chief District Officer Mohan Prasad Khanal said that the Cabinet meeting on Friday declared Gautam a martyr and decided to provide Rs 1 million to his family along with free scholarship to his three daughters’ upto higher level.
District Security Committee, Kanchanpur has issued injunction on March 11 considering the situation of Punarwas Municipality-8. A large number of security personnel are deployed at both sides of the border to prevent any mishaps according to BPO, Kanchanpur.
Komal Niranjan Bhat