KATHMANDU: It has been a year since Nanda Prasad Adhikari from Phujel village of Gorkha died during his hunger strike. But, he is yet to be given a funeral.

The National Human Rights Commission, issuing a press statement, said the right of the deceased and his family to final rites as per the family tradition has been violated.

Adhikari, who had been on the hunger strike, along with his wife Ganga Maya, seeking justice for the murder of their youngest son, died at the Bir Hospital on September 22 last year. The Adhikari couple had been on fast-unto-death since October 23 last year.

Expressing serious concerns over the government’s failure to perform the final rites, the national human rights body urged the government to take actions against culprits of his son’s murder, provide justice to the Adhikari family and implement agreements reached with the family earlier.

Meanwhile, the NHRC said it has been monitoring health status of Ganga Maya, who has been staging fast-unto-death again demanding that the culprits of her son’s murder be brought to book.

Reminding the government of its earlier recommendations, the Commission urged the government to investigate into similar incidents of the decade-long armed conflict and provide justice to victims.