KAILALI, FEBRUARY 19
The family of the murdered journalist JP Joshi, that was left in the lurch due to financial crisis, has received financial assistance on Friday.
After news of the dire circumstances of late journalist's family was published in The Himalayan Times, Bikram Subedi of Gaindakot Municipality-10 of Nawalparasi -- a current resident of Australia -- took the initiative to provide Rs 100,000 to the family.
After learning of the family's state leading to the two siblings' standing on the verge of stopping studies because of outstanding dues for the last one and half years, Subedi, who has been working as the legal expert in Australian immigration for the last 13 years, stepped up to support the family.
The three-member Joshi family that has been living at Malakheti in Godawari Municipality-3 of Kailali district, has been facing a financial crisis after the death of JP Joshi. Journalist JP Joshi had left home for Kathmandu on 2008 October 08 Asoj 22 2065 and was soon out of contact. He was found dead on November 28 at the Malakheti forest. Due to the lack of economic means, the family has been facing difficulty in clearing the dues of the Joshi-siblings
Subedi also promised further help in the coming days for the studies of the siblings till grade 12.
The donated amount was handed over to the Joshi family in the presence of Arjun Shah, President of the Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) Surdurpaschim Province chapter and Karna Shah, former central committee member of FNJ.
The financial help will be used to pay the school bills of the children, said Basanti Joshi, wife of late joshi, and thanked Subedi for the help.