Man said to be killed in Assam 'still alive'

JHAPA: Mahesh Ghimire whose name was listed among three Nepalis killed in Assam of India has not been murdered, according to his family members.

Mahesh of Mechinagar-1, who was kidnapped in the Indian city two months ago, is still alive, his wife told RSS after returning from Assam today. "The kidnappers have kept him in an unknown place, but he is in safe condition."

According to family members, the gang behind Mahesh's abduction has demanded IRs. 500,000 ransom for his release.

When asked what police are doing, Superintendent of Police Rabindra Sharma said, "Efforts to release him are underway in coordination with Indian police."