Jhapa, April 20:

The final rites of the two agitators killed yesterday by the security forces during a pro-democracy demonstration at Chandragadhi were performed here today. Earlier today, security forces had handed over the bodies of the slain agitators to their respective families.

The final rites of Rajan Giri were held on the bank of Kankai river while the final rites of Suraj Biswas were performed on the bank of Mechi River.

Twenty-year-old Giri was a resident of Arjundhara VDC and was a Proficiency Certificate Level student in the faculty of Management at the Kankai Campus in Biratamod. He was affiliated to the Nepal Students’ Union.

Suraj Biswas, 19, was a resident of Bhadrapur-9 and was a driver. Meanwhile, the district administration office clamped curfew on Chandragadhi from 10 am to 5 pm today. Meanwhile, a meeting of professionals and representatives from various organisations held in

Kathmandu today announced a ‘Shahid Pariwar Sahayog Kosh 2063’ to provide financial support to the families of those killed in the course of the ongoing movement.

The meeting formed a 15-member management committee. Laxman Rajbansi, founder principal of the Siddhartha Banasthali School, has been selected as the coordinator while Geeta Rana, director of Galaxy Education Foundation, is the joint coordinator. Lochan KC, treasurer of the All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU), has been chosen Member-Secretary of the trust.

Other members are Keshab Bhattarai, Pratham Bikram Thapa, Borna Bahadur Karki, Bhim Rai, Bikram Ratna Bajracharya, Krishna Rana, Binod Neupane, Shantapal Dangol, Bhakta Bahadur Shakya, Chandra Krishna Pradhan and Chandra Prasad Rijal.

According to KC, Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) are scheduled to send their representatives to the management committee. “We request the people from all walks of life to support the cause and I am confident that every citizen will offer to their capacity,” KC said. The trust will be developed to a national trust for those who have sacrificed their lives for a better cause.