KATHMANDU: Ganga Maya Adhikari on Thursday began a fast-unto-death while keeping herself away from even medicines and saline water to mount pressure on the government to address her demand. Putting her hopes on the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government, she had given a five-day ultimatum to the government to bring the killer(s) of her son to book, on August 5 Adhikari since long has been struggling to seek justice for her son, Krishna Prasad, who was murdered during the Maoist insurgency in the country on June 6, 2004. Adhikari and her husband, Nanda Prasad, had first begun their hunger strike in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in January 2013. They launched their second hunger strike the following month and ended it on the 47th day after an agreement with the government, which included action on the First Information Report against some suspects, including Parshuram Paudel. But, they were released later. Nanda Prasad had died on September 22, 2014 after 329 days of fast-unto-death at the Hospital. Even after losing her husband, Ganga Maya had continued her hunger strike for a total of 360 days until the government signed a five-point deal with her in October 2015. Nanda Prasad's body is still at the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. The Adhikari family has been refusing to receive the body and give him a funeral until they get justice.

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