It was almost 1 am Saturday when Karma Tamang was returning from his relatives and was not even imagining that he was sure to meet an ill fate on the way back home.
32-year-old Karma Tamang, who is a father of three children, was shot on head by unidentified gunmen while driving on his way home to Blain street, Akron. He was pronounced dead in Akron City Hospital Saturday.
Amber Subba, the President of Bhutanese community of Akron informed BNS that the community and the family was informed about the incident only very late on Saturday. According to him, Karma was rushed to the hospital by police who came to the scene after the local people called 911.
“Even the family does not have detail information on how and where the incident took place”, Subba said.
Bhim Dhungana, the Secretary of the community told BNS, “Everything about the incident will be clear only by tomorrow after discussing with the resettlement agency. We are not yet sure as how to proceed with the case.”
The dead body is in the hospital and likely to be taken to the funeral home tomorrow.
The police has not disclosed any information regarding the shooting as the matter is under investigation.
“The incident has shocked all of us in camp. He was a friendly and lovely guy,” said of one his relatives in Beldangi-II camp. “We have also heard that police have recovered US$ 2,000 from Karma’s wallet.”
Karma was resettled in Akron with his wife and three children some one and a half years ago. He is serviced by his three children, Bikal (14), Kushum (11) and Sagar (7), and wife Bishnu Maya.
While in Nepal, late Karma was registered in Beldangi-II Sector C1, and originally hailed from Sarpang.
(With inputs from Vidhyapati Mishra in Jhapa)