Thousands paid tribute to Khadka

Published on Sep 10 2009 // Main News

Beldangi-II, September 9 : Around 10 thousands of exiled Bhutanese from three Beldangi camps gathered yesterday evening in the Ratuwa River near Beldangi-I camp to pay their last tribute to late K.B. Khadka murdered by two masked youths, who are at large.

The Khadka family members in the River
The Khadka family members in the River

The proceeding started form Khadka’s home at 5 p.m. which marched to the River for religious interment of the dead body.

Several leaders in exiles, representatives of various organizations and camp management committee members were present in the proceeding under tight security of Armed Police Force deployed in the camps.

TB Gurung, camp secretary of Beldangi-I camp, spoke to the apfanews that the Bhutanese in exile have permanently lost a community icon.

“I just hope that such incident will never repeat in our community”, said Gurung with his throat-grabbed with agony.

Earlier yesterday, a delegation from camp reached Chandragadhi Jhapa and held extensive discussions on worsening security situation in camps.

Camp residents participating the funeral proceeding
Camp residents participating the funeral proceeding

Meanwhile, Peace Committee in camps, Youth Friendly Centers, Birat-led Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM) and camp management committee of various camps this morning condemned Khadka’s brutal killing issuing separate statements.

Khadka was attaked to death in Beldangi-II by two unidentified persons while he was on his way back home from Damak two days ago.


By Arjun Pradhan, Beldangi-I