Artists demand compensation to singer Mahat's family
Mar 30, 2014-
Artists staging a sit-in calling for proper compensation to the family of folk singer Manju Mahat have been arrested from Gongobu chowk this afternoon.
Twelve artists including chairperson of the Folk and Dohari Song Foundation, Valley Coordination Committee Shiva Hamal were arrested. The area remains tensed following the scuffle between police and the agitators.
They were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Range in Maharajgunj, according to lyricist Suman Bairagi.
Folk singer, who was knocked down in a road accident involving her scooter and two micro-buses in Galkopakha of Thamel on Thursday afternoon, died in course of treatment at the Grande hospital on Saturday evening.
The family of Mahat has not yet received the body of Mahat and said they would do so only after an investigation into the road accident, according to lyricist Bairagi.
Published: 30-03-2014 14:50