Rautahat, July 3
Tension has subsided in Ishworpur Municipality of Sarlahi following an agreement to recommend martyr’s status for the man who died in police firing during an agitation triggered by a minor’s death due to drowning in a puddle filled with rainwater.
On June 30, local Saroj Narayan Singh, 27, of Ishworpur-13 died from police firing in the course of an agitation triggered by the drowning of a 12-year-old boy Amit Raya of the same place in a huge puddle filled with water near Bankekhola the previous day.
The death had further escalated tension.
The tension drawn-on for quite some days has scaled down now following a 14-point agreement amidst talks at the office of the municipality today.
“Besides the agreement to recommend martyr’s status to Singh, there are agreements as per which the murdered man’s wife will be appointed as an office assistant at the ward office and free education for their children will be managed,” said Ram Karan Mahato, ward chairperson of Ishworpur Ward No 13.
Similarly, the agreement also has it that Singh’s statue will be built in Banke Chowk of the municipality.
Besides, there has been agreement to provide 5 lakh rupees in relief to the family of the minor who died due to drowning.
Likewise, while the agreement has pledged to provide Rs 25,000 each to the families of both the minor and the youth, agreement has also been reached on covering treatment expenses of those who were injured in the agitation.
Agreement has also been reached to fill the puddles left after excavation of boulders and sand so as to avoid any possible accident in the future.
A version of this article appears in print on July 04, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.