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Man injured in Madhes movement feels betrayed

- SHANKAR ACHARYA, PARSA

Apr 24, 2018-

Nagina Paswan, who was injured during the Madhes movement in February, 2006, has not received any help from the government or the political parties. The 42-two-year-old father of four has been living with a bullet lodged inside his head for the last 12 years. He works as a painter in the town of Birgunj, Parsa, to support his family.

Paswan said he was shot by security personnel for curfew defiance during the Madhes movement.

Critically wounded, he was airlifted to Kathmandu, where he spent two months undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital.

Doctors, however, could not remove the bullet from Paswan’s head because performing surgery was too risky.

Paswan said his life changed on that fateful February day.

The bullet inside his head has left him weak. He cannot work for a long period, his body won’t let him. 

Paswan feels betrayed by the Madhes-based parties and the government for not helping him.

He said he would be content if the government provided him with an ordinary job, the one that does not require physical exertion, to maintain his livelihood.

 

 

Published: 24-04-2018 08:24

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