Itahari, August 30:
Twenty-year-old Kiran Pathak has suffered incalculable loss in Saptakoshi floods. Her house and land went under water when the Saptakoshi river entered Bramhan Tol in Haripur-3. She has been looking for her parents, who went missing the day her house and land got submerged.
â€œI donâ€™t know whether my parents, uncle and auntie are dead or alive,â€ said Kiran, the only daughter of Nityananda and Bina Pathak.
â€œI searched them everywhere in the camps, including in the Inaruwa-based temporary camp at Bal Mandir Lower Secondary School.â€
Kiran was at her relativeâ€™s house on August 18, the day the river wrecked havoc after breaching a section of the Saptakoshi embankment.
She heard the news of flooding in Dharan. â€œI rushed home the next day only to see the
disaster,â€ she said. â€œMy parents and kin have been missing for the last 11 days.â€
Her brother Niranjan Pathak has been missing for five years. Security personnel
are learnt to have arrested Niranjan on the charge of being a Maoist cadre. A tearful Kiran said, â€œI feel left alone in this world now.
I see no reason to live.â€
Kiran has not given up hope, though. She hopes to find her parents and relatives one day.
She hoped that her parents
might have been living alongside a distant road.
â€œI requested the administration, the police and other organisations to find the status of my missing kin, but they have simply turned a blind eye to my woes,â€ said Kiran.