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Nepal border clash: India asks for postmortem, forensic reports

After a Nepalese national was allegedly killed by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in a firing incident on Thursday, the Indian government has asked Nepal to provide postmortem and forensic reports. Meanwhile, massive protests have been launched in Nepal in response to the alleged killing of the Nepalese national. According to the external affairs ministry in India, officials from both sides of the border have already conducted a meeting and have agreed to maintain law and order in the border region.

The issue had erupted along the two border districts, Kanchanpur of Nepal and Lakhimpur Kheri in India. A probe has also been ordered in the matter by the SSB. The Indian government has contacted the Nepal government through diplomatic channels and has requested for postmortem and forensic reports in order to facilitate the probe.

The alleged killing of Nepalese man occurred when locals were protesting against the construction of a culvert on Sano Khola River along the frontier in Uttar Pradesh. It is alleged that the Indian border guards opened fire on the protestors, which led to the killing of the Nepalese national. However, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu has denied the allegations that the Indian security forces had opened fire.

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