Balaram Baniya, the Nepalese journalist who reportedly wrote an article on Chinese language encroachment in Rui village, has been discovered useless, police stated.
The 50-year-old journalist’s physique was discovered on the banks of Bagmati River close to the hydropower venture space in Mandu, Himalayan Occasions quoted the spokesperson at District Police Workplace (DPO), Makwanpur, as saying.
A crew deployed from Space Police Workplace in Bhimphedi fished out his physique from the river and despatched it to Hetauda Hospital.
Baniya was final seen strolling alongside the banks of Balkhu river. His location, in accordance with his cell phone, confirmed the identical, after which the telephone was switched off.
His family had filed a lacking report with the police, following which a manhunt was launched to hint him, Kathmandu Put up reported.
“As per the applying obtained for his search, which additionally contained his photograph, it has been verified that the physique that was discovered was that of journalist Baniya,” in accordance with the DPO.
In line with Kathmandu Put up, Baniya was related to Kantipur Every day, a Nepali newspaper, for the reason that paper’s preliminary days. He used to cowl politics and parliament and later did intensive reporting on governance and paperwork. He reportedly wrote an article highlighting the Chinese language encroachment in Rui village situated in Gorkha district.
The journalist’s loss of life comes amid the strained bilateral relations between India and Nepal after the Himalayan nation included the Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in its controversial new political map.