Border clash: India seeks post-mortem, forensic reports from Nepal

New Delhi: India has sought from Nepal the post-mortem and forensic reports of a Nepalese national allegedly killed in firing by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) along the border yesterday, an incident that triggered protests in Nepal.

Officials of the two border districts, Kanchanpur of Nepal and Lakhimpur Kheri in India, met after the incident and agreed to maintain peace and order, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

“Following reports of the death of a Nepali national yesterday at the India-Nepal border, allegedly in a firing incident, the SSB has initiated an enquiry in this matter.

“The Government of Nepal is being requested through diplomatic channels to share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the process,” Baglay said.

According to reports, a Nepalese man was killed yesterday when the Indian border guards allegedly opened fire following a dispute over construction of a culvert on Sano Khola river along the frontier in Uttar Pradesh. The Indian embassy in Kathmandu has denied any firing by SSB personnel deployed on the Indian side of the border.

Baglay also said that officials of the two border districts have met in the backdrop of the prevailing situation and agreed to maintain peace and order.

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