Gautam cremated with official honor

Published On: March 12, 2017 05:47 PM NPT

DHANGADHI, March 12: The Kanchanpur incident victim Govinda Gautam who died in the firing of the Indian  Seema Suraksha  Ball (SSB) was cremated at 5.50 pm today with 11 gun salutes in the Doda River.

His cremation was preceded by the funeral procession, which  began from Dhangadhi.

Scores of sympathizers including district level leaders of Kanchanpur and Kailali participated in the procession.

Thirty years old Gautam, a local of Punarbas Municipality, was killed when the SSB opened fire Thursday morning following a dispute over a culvert construction at the Nepal-India border near Anandabazar.

The Cabinet meeting on Friday declared Gautam a martyr and decided to provide Rs 1 million to his family.


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