The mortal remains of Nirakar Pandey, 40, of Jhapa district, who died after jumping off the 12th floor of the Grand Diamond City Hotel and Casino in Cambodia when the hotel caught fire on December 30, 2022, is to be brought home on Friday night.
Bringing Pandey’s body to Nepal was delayed due to lack of verification process on the part of the Cambodian government officials. Required documents of deceased Pandey were sent to Cambodia from Nepal for verifying the dead body.
Pandey’s body would be brought home via Thailand in a flight of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) on Friday, Nirakar’s father Agni said. The dead body would be brought to Kathmandu at 10:30 pm on Friday and would be brought to Jhapa on Saturday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ had directed the government officials to facilitate the repatriation of Pandey’s dead body. The government has also decided to bear all the expenses incurred for bringing the dead body of Pandey. The Embassy of Nepal in Thailand and the Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) are coordinating with the stakeholders to expedite the process for bringing the dead body.