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Migrant Gurung’s body found in Japan’s jungle

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JAPAN — The body of a Nepali migrant worker — who arrived in Japan seven years before holding a cook visa — was found inside the Nagareya jungle of Chiwa, which is found 30 km from the capital, Tokyo.

The Chiwa police on Sunday confirmed the body to be of Budhi Bahadur Gurung, 37, of Dikur Pokhari – 6 of Pokhara after a long investigation based on the deceased’s appearance and family certificates.

The police discovered Gurung’s decomposing body on Thursday after he went out of contact three weeks ago. His body had decomposed to a state where an autopsy was difficult to carry out.

His body was found to have a deep scar in his neck after which a DNA test was held. The DNA test and autopsy indicated that Gurung had committed suicide. His body was subsequently handed over to his family members, police said.

The reason behind the apparent suicide still remains a mystery. Gurung, who has a son, a daughter and a wife, had been living with his wife in Ibaraki Prefecture. His wife had arrived in Japan recently. His children still live in Pokhara.

Gurung’s body will be cremated on May 22 at 11 am at a local crematorium in Japan, it is learnt.

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NRNA Third Africa Regional Meeting from Dec 29

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KATHMANDU— The Third Africa Regional Meeting of Non-Resident Nepali Association ( NRNA) will be held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda on December 29-30.

‘Development experiences exchange’ is the theme for the meeting this year where African experts and Nepali experts living in Africa will exchange experiences of development activities of African countries.

On the occasion, the predicaments facing Nepali workers in African countries will also be shared.

The meeting would be attended by representatives from the National Coordination Council, International Coordination Council of 17 different countries of Africa as well as other countries in other continents.

Nepali artists together with the African ones will show cultural performances during the meeting. According to the National Coordination Council, Uganda a seminar of Nepali language and literature will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.

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