KANCHANPUR: Officials from Nepal and India have signed a three-point agreement to minimise tension at the Nepal-India border after the killing of Govinda Prasad Gautam, 26, from Punarbas Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur in a firing opened by Indian border security force SSB on Thursday.

A discussion held between Akash Deep, the DM from Lakhimpur Khiri district of Uttar Pradesh, India, and Manohar Prasad Khanal, the Chief District Officer of Kanchanpur district, took such a decision.

As per the agreement, border disputes would be settled with the mapping from joint survey team at the disputed border area; investigation would be launched into the firing, compensation would be ensured to the victim's family, and action would be against the guilty if the Nepali man Gautam was killed in SSB's shooting, said CDO Khanal.

Likewise, the border problems in local level could be solved with the coordination of the Armed Police Force of Nepal and SSB, CDO Khanal informed.