Families of Nepalis murdered in Assam to be compensated

The state government of Assam of India has decided to provide a compensation of at least IRs 300,000 each to the families of eight Nepali speaking people shot dead by underground armed outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Sonitpur on Sunday, Kantipur daily reported.
The government has also decided to provide IRs 50,000 to those wounded in the incident and make arrangements for their treatment, said Bhaskar Dahal, chief advisor of Assam Gorkha Students Union.
Twelve persons including eight of Nepali origin had been killed when NDFB militants opened fire in Bhimaji village.
Those killed include Danu Mani Bahadur Pradhan, Ganesh Chhetri, Chandra Chhetri, Uma Devi, Kuleshwar Pradhan, Ranju Pradhan, Bhuwan Newar and Man Bahadur Chhetri.
NDFB could have attacked the village for failing to give them donation and informing the administration about their activity.
Associations of Nepali speaking organisations had been agitating demanding at least IRs 1,000,000 to the families of the deceased.