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'Fake flood victims' get relief grants in Surkhet, real ones ignored
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SURKHET, May 26 -- The devastating flood that originated from the Bheri River washed away a whole settlement in Barahatal Rural Municipality-2, Thapadera, on August 14, 2014. A total of 10 people died in the flood while several others were injured.
Bhim Bahadur Giri of the same village lost his mother Chandra and father Dilaram in the disaster. As he and his wife were in Birendranagar doing labor, they managed to escape the nature's fury. As the flood washed away their home and land, they started living in Birendranagar.
The government has time and again formed committees for the rehabilitation of the flood victims and repeatedly announced relief for them. Last year, Bhim Bahadur received just Rs 50,000 in relief grants from the governm...
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