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DNA test of relatives ongoing to ascertain identity of Nepalis killed in Russia


 |  Kathmandu

As the Russian government sought the DNA samples of the family members of the Nepalis who died in Russia, the government has forwarded genetic tests of those coming in contact with the officials.

The Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent the samples of seven persons on Tuesday and one more on Wednesday to the Nepal Police Central Office for the genetic test.

The Department sent the DNA of the relatives of Khom Bahadur Bhujel, Bimal Kumar Gajmer, Prem Prakash Neupane, Bhim Bahadur BK, Kshitiz Basnet, Somesh Sunuwar, Bijaya Bahadur Thokar and Jitendra Bahadur Ghising for the test. 

As per recent reports, 15 more Nepalis are suspected to have died in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The Russian government had requested the Embassy of Nepal in Moscow to send samples of the DNA of the family members to confirm the genetic test of the Nepalis.

Director General of the Department, Prakash Mani Poudel, said that the details of the DNA reports would be sent to Moscow after receiving them from Nepal Police.


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