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Two Indian businessmen injured in Nepal shoot out

Two Indian-origin businessmen have been seriously injured in a series of shooting incidents in a southern Nepalese town.

world Updated: Oct 14, 2009 16:07 IST

Two Indian-origin businessmen have been seriously injured in a series of shooting incidents in a southern Nepalese town.

Raju Prasad Gupta and Manoj Harlalka, both garment merchants were injured when an unidentified groups opened fire at them, according to Nepal Police spokesman Binod Singh.

The duo have been brought to Kathmandu for treatment, he said. The incident took place two days after a businessman Binod Kumar Agrawal was shot dead by gunmen in the same town situated in Nepal-India border.

The police has started a hunt to find out the culprits, he said. The incident took place despite the Special Security Plan introduced by the government recently during the festivals in troubled Terai.

These incidents show the vulnerable security situation in the southern Nepal, local businessmen said.