Nishan’s father to return from Malaysia tomorrow

Kathmandu, August 7

The father of 11-year-old Nishan Khadka, who was kidnapped and murdered on Sunday, is likely to return home from Malaysia on Thursday to perform the final rites of his son.

Ganesh Bahadur Khadka will most likely arrive at 1:30pm on Thursday, said family sources.

Ganesh, along with other family members, will then visit the Forensic Department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where Nishan’s body has been kept. He will collect the autopsy report and the body before performing final rites.

Doctors and police today refused to hand over the report and the body to Nishan’s relatives, stating autopsy reports and bodies can only be collected by family members. Nishan’s mother, Chameli Khadka, was not in a condition to go to the hospital today.

Nishan was abducted and murdered by Gopal Tamang, 22, and Ajay Tamang, 23, on Sunday. The kidnappers were shot dead in an encounter.

“Police had to open fire at the kidnappers in self-defence,” Nepal Police Spokesperson SSP Shailesh Thapa Chhetri said.

Nishan’s mother has been staying at her younger brother Padam Bahadur Sapkota’s house in Nawadurga Tol at Kandaghari after the incident.

She has refused to eat anything since the incident and has not slept as well, said Sapkota.

Relatives have said final ritual of the deceased would be performed as desired by his parents, which would be finalised after Nishan’s father arrives home. Sapkota said the final rites may also be performed in Ganesh’s village in Jyamire, Sindhupalchowk.

A formal report on abduction and murder of Nishan has not been made public yet.