NEW DELHI, Nov 2 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed �shock� over the unfortunate killing of an Indian due to police firing in Nepal and requested for details from his Nepalese counterpart KP Oli even as India summoned that country�s envoy over the incident.
�The Prime Minister has expressed shock and condemned the unfortunate killing of a youngster from Bihar due to police firing in Nepal,� the Prime Minister�s Office said here. During the telephonic conversation, Modi expressed concern over the incident and requested for details, it said.
Ashish Ram, a 19-year-old from Raxaul in Bihar, was killed after he received a bullet shot in his head when police opened fire on protesters at Shankaracharya Gate near Birgunj Customs, sources in the Nepal Home Ministry said in Kathmandu.
However, Modi assured the Nepalese leader that there was no obstacle from the Indian side on supply of fuel and other essentials. �At the same time, the Prime Minister urged Nepalese leaders to work towards ensuring an early and effective solution to the crisis,� the PMO added.
India also summoned Nepal Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay and told him that it is �deeply concerned� over firing incidents in Birgunj. � PTI