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Hundreds protest teenager's killing in Nepal

Protesters in the Kathmandu burnt tyres and asked the government take action against the policeman who shot the 19-year-old boy.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2006 12:32 IST

Hundreds protested in Nepal's capital on Thursday against a police shooting that killed a teenage boy.

The protesters gathered at several main intersections of Kathmandu, burning tyres and chanting slogans to demand that the government take action against the policeman who shot the 19-year-old boy.

The policeman, who is the bodyguard assigned to a top political leader, claimed he and a driver came under attack by a group of men armed with knifes and fired in self defence.

The government has ordered an investigation into the Tuesday night shooting.