Kathmandu, August 31 The probe panel formed to investigate the killing of eight security personnel and one child in Tikapur of Kailali district is yet to begin its work. Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) had set up a five-member body under the coordination of former director general of National Investigation Department Devi Ram Sharma last Wednesday and the Cabinet had endorsed their names on Thursday. Binod KC, a member of the panel and joint secretary at MOHA, said members of the panel just received an official letter today and the body would now start investigation as directed. “We will meet soon and start the investigation with a field trip of Tikapur of Kailali,” he said. At least eight security personnel, including Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police Laxman Neupane and one child were killed during a protest organised by Tharuhat supporters last Monday. The panel has been given 15 days to come up with a detailed report on the incident — how it occurred, why, who were involved and whether there were lapses from the security point of view and what measures should be taken to prevent such incidents in future.