SSB initiates probe into man killed at Indo-Nepal border: MEA

New Delhi [India], Mar. 10(ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that probe by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has been initiated with regards to the death of a Nepali national on the border.

"Following reports of the death of a Nepali national yesterday at the India-Nepal border, allegedly in a firing incident, the Sashastra Seema Bal has initiated an enquiry on this matter. The Government of Nepal is being requested through diplomatic channels to share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the process," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

He added that officials of the two bordering districts - Kanchanpur of Nepal and Lakhimpur Khiri of India - have met in the backdrop of the prevailing situation and agreed to maintain peace and order.

Earlier, a Nepalese man was killed when Indian border guards allegedly opened fire following a dispute over the construction of a culvert on Sano Khola river along the frontier with India.

The Nepali Government has condemned the killing of an innocent Nepali national Govinda Gautam at Nepal-India border near Anandabazar at Punarbas Municipality, Ward No. 8 of Kanchanpur district.(ANI)