Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi
The political situation in Nepal is slowly becoming clearer, but what exactly happened at the royal family dinner on the night of June 1 remains a mystery.
According to sources in the Nepalese government, though Princess Shruti, daughter of King Birendra, was killed in the incident, her husband, Gorakh Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, who was also injured, has survived.
"If he lives, he will be the only one who will be able to tell us what transpired on that tragic night," said a senior Nepalese journalist.
Princess Shruti and Gorakh Shamsher Rana have two children aged 7 years and 3 months, respectively.
The sources also said there was a strong possibility that after the shooting, when Crown Prince Dipendra exited the room, he was shot by the slain king's outraged aide-de-camp.
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