India PM's NSA Doval calls PM Dahal over Kanchanpur shooting

KATHMANDU: India has asked Nepal to provide diplomatic assistance in the probe into a fatal shooting incident on the Nepal-India border near Punarbas Municipality of Kanchanpur district of Nepal.

Telephoning Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal this afternoon, Indian PM Narendra Modi's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval asked Nepal to provide the support, according to the PM's Secretariat.

A Nepali youth was killed in the shooting, allegedly by India's  Sashastra Seema Bal personnel, on the Nepali side on Thursday.

India has asked Nepal to provide it with reports of postmortem and other forensic examinations of the deceased.

Expressing his sadness over the incident, Doval also extended sympathies to the victim's family, a statement issued by the PM's Secretariat said.

In response, the Prime Minister said the Kanchanpur incident was very serious while expressing the Government of Nepal's readiness to provide required support to the investigation process.

He also expressed his hope that the guilty would be booked after necessary investigation.