A Bhutanese refugee living in Beldangi II extension camp was stabbed and subsequently killed today at around 6 Pm local time in Bangay Bajar(a small market outside the refugee camp), according to our Beldangi 2 correspondent P. Sampang. K.B. Kharka, a renowned refugee lawyer and ex-camp secretary of Beldangi-2 camp(Extension) was stabbed by an unidentified man while he was on the way back home from Damak on his motorcycle.
Talking to Bhutanusa.com over telephone, Mr. Sampang said that the deceased was with Damber Karki, another refugee when they were stopped by an unidentified man at Gurung Danda close to Beldangi 2 refugee camp and thus incident unfolded. Mr. Kharka died on the spot. The murderer is still at large.
Late Karna Bahadur Kharka, a 48 years old refugee social worker and leader has four children and had been living in Beldangi 2 extension since the early 1990s shortly after the revolution broke out in southern Bhutan that eventually led the eviction of hundreds of thousands of Southern Settlers of Bhutan from their motherland. Back in the camp, he had served the refugee community as a camp secretary for a long time.
Presently, his body has been taken by the Armed Police Force.No organization or individual has owned up the responsibility as yet.