One more Nepali citizen has died in the Russia-Ukraine war. The deceased is identified as Sajan Gurung of Lamjung, a leader of Young Communist League (YCL), the youth wing of the CPN (Maoist Center).
Dudhpokhari Rural Municipality, Lamjung, YCL Chairman Sajan Gurung died in the Russia-Ukraine war, informed Sunil Sunar, the central secretary of the YCL, who is also the Maoist Center Lamjung District Secretary.
“He was making preparations to go abroad for foreign employment,” Sunar told Nepalkhabar, “I thought, he was going to the Gulf countries. We heard him to have been killed in the Russia-Ukraine war.”
Sajan’s father Shreeman Gurung had joined the Maoist party during the insurgency. Shreeman is the incumbent Lamjung District Secretary of CPN (Maoist Center).
According to Shreeman, Sajan had left for foreign employment in the third week of August. “He had told us that he would go to a Gulf country. We had no idea that he would go to Russia. Now, we received news that he was killed in the Russia-Ukraine war,” said Shreeman.
According to Chengdu Gurung, the mother of Sajan, she came to know that her son Sajan joined the Russian army in the third week of September.
“Sajan had posted his photo clad in Russian Army outfit after reaching Russia on his Facebook,” said bereaved mother Chengdu, “We communicated with him over the phone for some days. Then he went out of contact, suddenly.”
Around 20 days after he went out of contact, Kumar, the youngest son of Chengdu, who is currently based in Germany, informed his family that Sajan had died in the Russia-Ukraine war.
“We came to know about Sajan’s death through Kumar. He was in contact with the friends of Sajan in Russia,” Chengdu said.
With Sajan’s death, the number of Nepalis killed in the Russia-Ukraine has reached 12.
Even though the Nepal government has requested the Russia government to repatriate Nepali citizens, the number of deaths of Nepali people in the Russia-Ukraine war is ever increasing.