Unidentified gunmen kill resettled person in Akron

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Late Karma (Picture : family source in Beldangi-II)

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.

Late Karma (Picture : family source in Beldangi-II)

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.

A hut that was previously owned by late Karma in Beldangi-II refugee camp (Picture : Vidhyapati Mishra)

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)

26644 COMMENTS

  1. I am shocked to hear another killing of Bhutanese Refugee. Is it so unsafe place for refugees to resettle? We refugees cannot shout long for justice. We just write our statements and wait for the concerned government to act. The Govt. must bring the culprit into light and punish. And make sure such crimes do not occur to anyone.

    N B Giri
    Refugee Camp in Nepal.

  2. Ouch ! It is really painful to hear about such ill-fated incidents in the core countries of resettlement. I pray for PEACE to the deceased & extend my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved Tamang family.

    Hem Gurung,
    Norway.

  3. I am very much shocked to hear this sad news,I feel that most of the bhutanese refugees who were resettled in the eastern part of America are living a hard life with fear in their minds .this is the right time for our so called Bhutanese organizations in america to look into this matter with great importance rather than spending the huge amount in their seminars and conferences.

  4. It should not not have happened but it did. May his soul RIP. Could somebody tell us how much of truth is there in the statement ” there was a group fight between our people and some Afro Americans. The consequence is this”. If that is the truth, caution/some measures must be taken to avoid such mishaps in future. It will prepare community organizations to tackle issues originating from such instances. Last year, some of our boys had teased Afro American girls in an apartment complex in Phoenix.The following day, two of our innocent students were avenged. Fortunately , not to that degree. For months, our people took extra caution. The role of community Org. helps resolve such issues by minimizing further loss. Mr. Amber Subba, president of our community there should come out with action plans if the rumor has truth in it.

  5. My condolences to the family. Having worked with refugees in Clarkston and Decatur, Georgia, for 17 years, I recognize that crime in these mainly african american area is a real problem. While I emphasize education,, freedom and opportunity here, I tell them that the one negative is always urban crime.

    We have had a few muggings of Bhutanese and in these situations all but one of th ecriminals wer Burmese. 4 have been arrested. I am hearing of new Bhutanese gangs, perhaps as a response to the Burmese. Many Burmese are fine, but it is a much less educated population with drinking issues.

    The poor feed on the poor and clearly the Bhuatnese are the most kind and peaceful of all groups which is verified by apartment managers and agencies.

    This is a terrible tragedy and there will be more so one needs to be vigilant as best one can

  6. we express deep sympathy to my lovely father who is dead by that bitch we pray that his soul is remind in peace full heaven when we listen that bad sms we all r frightened but that sms is came in sure but when we found that bitch our heard got little bit happy love u father missing u a hole life

  7. This is a sad event and we should pray for this to stop in the future. All my prayers to the departed soul to rest in heaven and wish all the best to the family and lovely children to grow up as pround US citizens. Somethings are not in our hands and reach despite all our efforts.
    Parsu

  8. Reply:
    Tek Bir Chhetri says:
    July 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    It should not not have happened but it did. May his soul RIP. Could somebody tell us how much of truth is there in the statement ” there was a group fight between our people and some Afro Americans. The consequence is this”. If that is the truth, caution/some measures must be taken to avoid such mishaps in future. It will prepare community organizations to tackle issues originating from such instances. Last year, some of our boys had teased Afro American girls in an apartment complex in Phoenix.The following day, two of our innocent students were avenged. Fortunately , not to that degree. For months, our people took extra caution. The role of community Org. helps resolve such issues by minimizing further loss. Mr. Amber Subba, president of our community there should come out with action plans if the rumor has truth in it.

    Tek Bir Chhetri ,

    Karma was not killed by a African American he was killed by a White man. The man who killed him had a a record of burglury and theft. The cause of his death had nothing to do with a argument between Blacks and Nepalese children.

  9. Quote:
    “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.”

    2000 dollars in his wallet? Are you positively sure your facts are correct? If he had 2000$ in his pocket that would be more then his 1999 honda accord was worth. It’s one thing to report news and it is another thing to report a lie.