Unidentified group gunned-down a resettled Bhutanese (Breaking news)

Published on Jul 27 2009 // Main News

Florida, July 26: Hari Lal Adhikari, 21, a resettled Bhutanese in Jacksonville, Florida killed on the spot by a gunshot from an unknown group at 12:00 am local time.

The armed attackers attacked the boy just outside his apartment 2930 Stonemont, said Puspa Gautam in Utah State in America, according to our Norway correspondent.

Manoj Rai, the former camp secretary from Khudunabari camp, who is resettled in the same State, told Bhutan News Service that the police investigation was underway.

According to Gautam, Sumitra Timsina (Adhikari) resettled with him has gone unconscious when she heard of her brother’s death.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) took Adhikari family from Beldangi-II sector B/3-145/146 for resettlement in March this year.  A high-placed source at IOM was unable to confirm the news citing the possibility only by tomorrow.

However, our Beldangi correspondent Arjun Pradhan, who reached Adhikari’s hut in camp, confirmed the death. Now, his brother Padam Lal Adhikari resides in the hut with his four members.

According to family sources, Hari Lal reached Florida with his four other family members including his father Tika Ram Adhikari and mother Indra Maya.

A UN team from Damak-based UHNCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, reached the Beldangi-II for the ground study. However, no details could be gathered due to off office hour in Nepal.

The Adhikari family said that World Relieve- resettlement agency – has been assisting for resettlement in Florida.

Details to follow