Temporary cop injured in Dang explosion dies

  • 1st casualty of anti-poll activities

Nov 30, 2017-

A temporary cop, who was injured in an improvised explosive device blast in Tulsipur of Dang on Tuesday, became the first casualty of election-related violence as he died on Wednesday while undergoing treatment. 

Though there were incidents of blast and attack on candidates and election rallies, the first phase of polls were held peacefully on Sunday, but there has been a resurgence of anti-poll activities in the last two days with blasts and attacks in various districts. 

Binod Chaudhary, who was recruited as a temporary cop, was among the nine persons who were injured in Tuesday’s blast which was targeted at a Nepali Congress rally in Tulsipur to be addressed by Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba. Chaudhary was taken to Kohalpur Medical College on Wednesday morning. Family members said he died due to lack of timely treatment. Chhabi Chaudhary, the victim’s brother, said the government did not take initiative for his treatment. “He could have got timely treatment had the prime minister arranged for airlifting him to Kathmandu. He died of excessive bleeding,” said Chhabi. 

Binod is survived by his wife, one-and-half-year-old daughter and elderly parents. The bereaved family demanded that the government provide employment to his wife and arrange for the daughter’s education.  

Twenty-three-year-old Chaudhary of Kwangi in Tulsipur-12 wanted to pursue his bachelor’s but had failed to do so due to financial constraints. He worked as a temporary cop during local elections as well. 

Published: 30-11-2017 08:00

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