ASI Protecting UN Secretary-General Succumbs to High-Altitude Sickness

Assistant Sub-Inspector Tikaram Dhungana, who was entrusted with the critical responsibility of ensuring the safety of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his visit to the Annapurna Base Camp, has tragically passed away. The untimely demise was attributed to complications arising from high-altitude sickness, leaving a void in the security detail.

ASI Tikaram Dhungana, a dedicated and seasoned officer leading the Ghandruk post, had been deployed to the Annapurna Base Camp to oversee the security of the esteemed UN dignitary. This vital mission was confirmed by the District Police Office in Kaski, reflecting the high stakes and challenges that he and his team had to navigate.

Following his strenuous duty, ASI Dhungana sought refuge at the residence of the ward president of Machhapuchchre Rural Municipality-11. The remote and challenging terrain of the Annapurna region undoubtedly posed unique difficulties and stress on his physical well-being.

On a fateful Wednesday morning, Dhungana’s health took a perilous turn as he began experiencing severe breathing difficulties. Immediate measures were taken, and he was airlifted to Pokhara in a race against time to seek advanced medical assistance. Despite valiant efforts by the medical team, Assistant Inspector Dhungana could not be revived, ultimately succumbing to the effects of high-altitude sickness.

The loss of Assistant Inspector Tikaram Dhungana has sent shockwaves through the law enforcement community and the nation as a whole. His dedication to his duty and unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of high-profile individuals was a testament to his professionalism and courage.


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