Loud speaker announcement to trace UAE victim's kin
ITAHARI, July 7: Local administration has decided make announcement through loud speaker in Hansponsa VDC to trace the kin of Ganesh Bahadur Basnet, who was killed by his Nepali compatriot three years ago in the UAE.
Hansponsa VDC Office is taking the initiatives as the whereabouts of the family members of Basnet, who was killed by fellow Nepali Durga Bahadur Sunar, 30, of Chitre VDC in Parbat, was not found despite repeated efforts.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the family of Sunar are making efforts to trace the victim family to save Sunar who will face capital punishment in September.
Sunar can be spared from death penalty if the victim family agreed to give him pardon. “We are planning to make announcement through loud speakers to trace Basnet family as our efforts to trace the family by checking all our records since seven months and repeated efforts from Sunsari district administration office proved worthless,” said Hansponsa VDC employee Sanjeev Khadka.
He said that the kin of Basnet could not be found even as the VDC employees reached to all nine wards to trace them. “There are no proofs of Basnet family including in the recrods of migration, voters´ list and death registration in the VDC,” he said.
However, authorities in Sharjah of the UAE had recovered passport and citizenship from late Basnet with his home address as Hansponsa VDC-2, Sunsari district. Both Sunar and late Basnet were working at Al Shirawi Equipment Company in Sharjah in the UAE.
Secretary of Basnet Genealogy Central Committee Bhola Basnet said they are also working to trace the family of Basnet. “We are surprised that we have not been able to find villagers who know him,” he said.
A local of Hansponsa VDC Prakash Rai said since no one in the village know about Basnet the victim could have gone to the UAE for works in forged documents.
Chief District Officer of Sunsari Laxman Bahadur Thapa said they will now find the manpower agency that sent Basnet to UAE to find whereabouts his family in Nepal.