Nepal shares Govinda Gautam's autopsy report with India

KATHMANDU: The Nepal government said it already shared postmortem and forensic reports of Govinda Gautam, who was allegedly killed by Indian border security personnel in Punarbas of Kanchanpur district last week, with India.

India had been demanding the reports to assist its probe into the case.

Gautam was reportedly killed in a fire opened by the Sashastra Seema Bal personnel at Anandabazaar area of Punarbas Municipality-8, Kanchanpur district adjoining India last week.

These reports were provided to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday, according to an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who is currently in New Delhi, also handed over these reports to the Indian Home Ministry and External Affairs Ministry.


The official confirmed that Nepal clearly stated with evidence that the incident had taken place within the Nepali territory and the deceased was killed by the gunfire from Indian security personnel.

Meanwhile, Nepal has also asked India to conduct a swift and impartial investigation into the incident and take strong action against those involved in the killing.

Meanwhile, speaking at an interaction in the Capital today, Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki also confirmed the correspondence.

He also said that the Indian side should apologise on the killing of the innocent Nepali citizen.