Inmates help Gautam’s family

Dhangadi, March 21

Jailbirds of Kanchanpur District Prison today handed over cash amount of Rs 25,000 to the family of martyr Govinda Gautam, who was killed in firing by Indian security personnel in a clash at the Nepal-India border over the construction of a culvert in the district, on March 9.

Tek Raj Joshi, a jailbird, handed over the support amount to prison chief Shyam Raj Bhatta, who received the succour on behalf of Gautam’s family. The inmates also offered Rs 8,414 for treatment of Tika Ram Chapagain, who had sustained injuries in the incident.

“The food allowance that the government provides to the inmates is negligible, barely enough for our survival.

However, we have collected the sum as part of our social responsibility in recognition of Govinda Gautam’s courage and contribution for the sake of the country. More than the financial contribution, we are doing this to honour Gautam’s patriotism,” said Joshi.

13th day rites performed

DHANGADHI: The 13th day rites of martyr Govinda Gautam of Ananda Bazaar, Punarbas Municipality, who was killed in an incident of firing by Shashastra Seema Bal of India at the Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur on March 9, were performed.

Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Chaudhary attended the rites and expressed condolence on behalf of the government. He vowed to support the martyr’s family with Rs 6 lakh on behalf of his party CPN-Maoist Centre.

A large number of locals and political leaders had gathered and they decided rename Ananda Bazaar to Shahid Govindanagar.