Life in Simroungadh returns back to normalcy

  • 10-point agreement between local admin & agitators
- Ekantipur Report, BARA

Oct 13, 2014-

Life in Simroungadh area, which remained tense for three days following the death of one Jayanarayan Patel in police firing, has returned to normalcy on Monday following a 10-point agreement between the agitating locals and the local administration.

The market places have opened while transportation has resumed in the area following the agreement.

The local administration had enforced curfew since two days to contain the situation. The 10-point agreement forged on Sunday night has calmed the local residents while the last rites of the body have been performed after carrying out postmortem.

The local administration has agreed to address the demands of the locals which includes declaration of martyr status to the deceased, compensation to his family, looking after the education of his children, taking action against the policeman guilty of firing, free treatment of another injured in the incident, maintenance of the 25 km stretch of Kalaiya-Simroungadh dirt road and name the canal road as ‘Jayanarayan path’, among others.

Jayanarayan Patel, 42, of Hariharpur-7, was killed and Shah Mohammad Hawari, 28, of Hariharpur-5 sustained serious bullet injuries when Armed Police Force (APF) personnel opened fire at demonstrators on Saturday. Patel was shot in the chest.

The locals were staging protest demanding maintenance of the 25 km stretch of Kalaiya-Simroungadh dirt road.

Hawari at ICU

Hawari, who sustained bullet injuries in his arms, was airlifted to Kathmandu on Saturday. He is receiving treatment at Teaching Hospital.

According to the relatives of Hawari, the bullet has touched through his lungs thereby complicating his breathing. He is being kept at ICU.


Published: 13-10-2014 16:14

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