PARBAT, Oct 11: The unexpected death of a youth of Bihadi Rural Municipality-1, Parbat in Saudi Aarabia has left the whole village grief-stricken and suspicious.
Hemraj Acharya, ward chief of Bihadi-1, Bachha informed Republica that they received the message about the death of Durga Bahadur Khatri on Friday. Khatri had gone to Saudi Arabia in course of foreign employment. His family members who were desperately waiting for him to visit home in Dashain were shocked upon hearing the news of his demise.
It had been four years since Khatri went to Saudi Arabai and this would have been his second visit to home. The family members as well as the locals say that he did not die a natural death.
"We heard the sad news of his demise but we can't believe that he died a natural death," said ward chief Acharya who is also a neighbor of Khatri.
Khatri is survived by his parents, wife and two daughters. His two daughters study in grade 10 and 8 respectively.
"His family members are devastated by the news of his death," said Acharya. He also informed that the company which had hired him is yet to take the responsibility of his death.
Continuous efforts are being made to seek details from the Embassy of Nepal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but to no avail. "We have been trying to find out the truth behind his death by seeking details with the embassy. But, we have got no response so far," said Acharya.