Regmi meets ailing Adhikari couple, pledges justice

Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya Adhikari, parents of late Krishna Prasad Adhikari at Bir Hospital ICU after they denied to take food unless murderers of their son are brought to justice.

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Interim Election Council (IEC) Khil Raj Regmi on Thursday urged the  Adhikari couple to end the fast-unto-death for the past several weeks.

Nanda Prasad Adhikari and Ganga Maya Adhikari of Gorkha district have been staging fast-unto-death at the ICU of the Bir Hospital demanding action against those involved in the murder of  their youngest son, Krishna Prasad.

Chairman Regmi reached Bir Hospital this morning and requested the Adhikari couple to break the hunger strike after acquiring information of their health conditions.

Talking briefly to media, Regmi said that investigation into the issues raised by the Adhikari couple and judicial process have been moved ahead seriously.

The IEC Chairman said that he assured them that judicial process has moved ahead in a credible manner, and requested them to take medicines and food and save life, as saving their life was important in the present situation.

The Adhikari couple has been kept at the ICU from August 20 after their health condition was deteriorating.

They said that the rebel side had kidnapped and murdered their son during the conflict period.

The government had admitted the Adhikari couple to Bir Hospital on July 31.

Before this, the Adhikari couple had staged hunger-strike near the official residence of the prime minister at Baluwatar for a few days.

The hospital has formed a committee for treatment of the Adhikari couple. A police team led by Sub Inspector has been assigned for caretaking of the Adhikari couple.