POKHARA, Aug 18: The family of Amit Baruwal, a Nepali student who died in UK in June, has been provided with a relief of Rs 1.8 million Saturday. Amrit who hailed from Majhphant VDC-7 of Parbat was pursuing a postgraduate degree in business management at South London College.
He drowned in the sea on June 19 while on vacation in Brighton with his friends.
The managing director of South London College, Rajan Kandel, handed over the money to Amrit´s father Surat Bahadur Baruwal on Saturday.
The money was collected through contribution from the college, and Nepalis living in the UK. Amrit had gone to the UK around two and a half years ago.
"My son flew to the UK for further studies with a Rs 1.2 million loan. We did not have any source to pay back the loan. Now I will pay back with the help of the relief money," Surat Bahadur said.
According to Amrit´s matarnal uncle Dambar Bahadur Gharti Chhetri, the family was not able to bring Amrit´s body to Nepal to give a proper funeral in the lack of money. His last rites were performed in the UK itself with the help of Nepalis living in UK, Chhetri informed.