India seeks Nepali citizen's postmortem findings

India seeks Nepali citizen's postmortem findings

After Nepal accused India’s border guards of killing one of its citizens, New Delhi asked Kathmandu to share the findings of the post-mortem of the deceased.

The Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) initiated an inquiry after Kathmandu conveyed to New Delhi its “serious concern” over the killing of a Nepali citizen due to firing by soldiers of the paramilitary force of India.

SSB soldiers guard stretches of India’s open border with Nepal.

“Following reports of the death of a Nepali national yesterday (Thursday) at the India-Nepal border, reportedly in a firing incident, the SSB has initiated an enquiry on this matter,” Gopal Baglay, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Friday.

Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Kathmandu’s envoy to New Delhi, met Sudhakar Dalela Joint Secretary (North) at Ministry of External Affairs. He demanded that the Government of India order an inquiry and the guilty be brought to justice.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, also received a call from Bimalendra Nidhi Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal, who lodged a protest over the death of Govinda Gautam, a resident of Kanchanpur district of Nepal, reportedly due to firing by SSB soldiers.
 

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