Koshi government to provide cash relief to family of Padam Bahadur LimbuLimbu had died on Saturday while undergoing treatment for head injuries sustained during a protest organised against the naming of Koshi province in Biratnagar.
Koshi province government has decided to provide Rs 300,000 as immediate relief to the family of Padam Bahadur Limbu (Lajehang), who died on March 24 while undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during a demonstration in Biratnagar on March 19.
The Cabinet meeting of the provincial government held on Monday decided to provide cash relief to Limbu’s family and facilitate the committee formed by the federal government to investigate the incident.
The government on Saturday formed a six-member committee headed by joint secretary of the Home Ministry Ram Bandhu Subedi to probe Limbu’s death.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the committee has been entrusted to submit a report within seven days.
On March 19, clashes ensued between security personnel and protesters who demonstrated against the naming of the province as Koshi after the protesters from the indigenous communities breached a prohibited area.
The police allegedly baton-charged protesters, during which Limbu sustained serious injuries to his head.
Limbu, 42, of Bajhgara in Dharan-15, was the central co-commander of the Limbuwan Volunteer affiliated to Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch led by Kumar Lingden.