Family of girl killed in leopard attack given compensation

Oct 14, 2021
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Tanahu: The family of a nine-year-old girl who died after being attacked by a cheetah has been provided relief assistance. The Bandipur Rural Municipality and the Division Forest Office have ensured Rs 100 thousand to the bereaved family as the expenses to conduct the mourning rituals.

Swikriti Thapa from Bahunbhanjyang of Bandipur Rural Municipality-5 was killed in the attack by the beast last Monday evening. The local government and the forest office provided Rs 50 thousand each to the family, according to rural municipality Chair Purna Singh Thapa.

It is said the forest office has announced to provide Rs one million to the family and remaining amount will be released within the next few days. The loss of a life could not be compensated by the money, but it was a symbolic gesture to make the family feel that the government was with them during these hours of grief.