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2 killed as police open fire on protesters in Birtamod

  • Local administration clamps curfew until further notice
- Post Report, Jhapa

Oct 27, 2017-

Update

One more person has died when police opened fire on protesters in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be established.

Police said that they had to open fire after the protesters tried to vandalise the Area Police Office, Birtamod.

ALSO READ: Curfew clamped in Birtamod after violent protest

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Birtamod protester killed as police open fire for defying curfew 

A protester was killed and more than half dozen injured in police firing in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as NawarajThapa aka Rajesh, 32, of Arjundhara Municipality-11.

Incapacitated in the police firing, Thapa breathed his last on the way to the Mechi Zonal Hospital.

Police had to open fire after the protesters defied curfew and staged demonstration.

Police said that they have taken 36 protesters under control.

It has been learnt that the District Administration Office (DAO) has been holding a meeting with local parties and victim's family to sort out the issue.

The DAO this afternoon has clamped curfew in the area after the situation turned violent following a clash between locals and police personnel.

The clash ensued after the police personnel tried to control demonstration staged by locals demanding action against three people arrested on the charge of murdering 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti in Arjundhara on September 30.

The curfew was imposed from 1:30 pm today till further notice.

The anguished locals also torched dozens of vehicles parked near the Area Police Office.

The curfew was enforced from Buspark area in East, Charpane in West, Mahananda Chok in North and Birta Bazaar in South to avert the possible untoward incidents, DSP KC said.

Siwakoti, who had gone missing on the day of Dashain Tika, was found dead the next day. His body was recovered from the bush at Bisawadi of Birtamod-1. 

Published: 27-10-2017 16:19

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