Ganga Maya agrees to accept government relief

Kathmandu, July 24

Ganga Maya Adhikari of Phujel, Gorkha, who has been demanding justice for the murder of her son for 14 years, agreed to open a bank account in her name and accept the relief amount to be provided by the government.

According to Ganga Maya’s advocate Charan Prasain, as per the commitment of the government to provide relief amount to Adhikari, officials of Agricultural Development Bank yesterday visited her at ICU of Bir Hospital with documents to open the bank account in her name.

Four years earlier, the government led by Sushil Koirala had decided to provide Rs 10 million to Adhikari in compensation, but she refused it then.

“After the death of her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari, the government had decided to provide her the relief amount,” said Prasain.

“Ganga Maya finally agreed to open the bank account, which means she would leave the hospital soon,” said Prasain, adding, “The government has also expressed commitment to provide security to her son Noor Prasad Adhikari.”

As per the bank, Rs 10 million will be deposited by the government in the name of Ganga Maya and the bank will provide 6 per cent interest. We have requested the bank to increase the interest for her, Prasain said.