Family mourns Kabul terror attack victim

Chitwan, June 21

Hajipur village of Khairahani Municipality-1, Chitwan has been mourning the death of Krishna Bahadur Dhungana, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday.

Krishna’s wife, mother and grandmother have become unconscious. His father Uttar Kumar, 56, could be seen receiving villagers, who came to his house to console him and family members.


Uttar Kumar demanded that the body of his son be brought home. “If the body can be brought at the earliest, family members could gradually come out of the pain and grief,” Uttar said.

After three years stay there, Krishna had come home on 25-day leave. He had left for Kabul, Afghanistan just 18 days ago. Quitting Nepali Army, Krishna had worked in Dubai for sometime before heading to Afghanistan for job.

Though the Dhungana family could not believe the news in the first place, family members were forced to believe the tragedy. Krishna’s grandfather Homnath, 81, and grandmother Januka, 81, are in mourning.

Krishna is survived by his four-year-old son and one daughter of almost six.

Uttar lamented that the death of his son had left his family devastated. “Krishna was the one who earned well. His death has shattered us,” Uttar bemoaned.

Krishna had landed in Kabul after paying Rs 5.5 lakh. He was earning more than Rs one lakh a month. He had reached Afghanistan through India. Uttar Kumar asked the government and police to help bring the body home.

He expressed worry about the future of his grandchildren. “They are small and daughter-in-law is unemployed,” Uattar said.

Of the 12 people killed in the terrorist attack and the seven injured in Kabul, two of the injured are from Chitwan.