Body of one more Nepali student brought from Israel

Out of the ten Nepali students killed in Israel, the bodies of five have been brought to Nepal so far 

A plume of smoke rises above buildings in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike, on October 8, 2023. The death toll surged to almost 1,000 since Palestinian militant group Hamas launched its massive surprise attack on Israel with a barrage of rockets and a massive ground assault, officials on both sides said on October 8. Photo: MAHMUD HAMS/ AFP (RSS)

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Kathmandu: The body of one more among the 10 Nepali students who were killed in due to the attack by Hamas militants in Israel on October 7 has been brought to Nepal today.

The mortal remains of Ganesh Kumar Nepali of Jayaprithvi-6, Bajhang district were brought here today on a Fly Dubai Airlines plane, said Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sharad Raj Aran. 

Out of the ten Nepali students killed in Israel, the bodies of five have been brought to Nepal so far and the DNA of the relatives of the remaining five has been collected and sent to Israel for verification and these bodies will also be brought soon to Nepal after completing the necessary process, Joint Secretary Aran said.

The bodies of Nepali, Lokendra Singh Dhami of Malikarjun-4 and Dipesh Raj Bista of Lekam-5, Darchula; and Narayan Prasad Neupane of Ghodaghodi-4 and Ashish Chaudhary of Bauniya-3, Kailali have been brought home so far, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The ten Nepali students had gone to Israel under the ‘Learn and Earn’ programme of the Far West University. 

Other students killed in the attack in Israel include Ananda Saha of Sapahi-6, Dhanusha; Rajesh Kumar Swarnakar of Nadhuwan-1, Sunsari; Rajan Phulara of Pachanali-3 and Padam Thapa of Lamikhal-8, Doti and Prabesh Bhandati of Sarada-3, Salyan. 

Bipin Joshi of Bhimdatta-3, Kanchanpur district has gone missing since the attack.

A team comprising Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud had rescued 254 students and brought them to Nepal from Israel some days back.