One killed, four injured, curfew imposed in southern Nepal
Indefinite curfew was on Friday imposed in a southern Nepal border region after a person was killed and five others injured when police tried to stop some people trying to smuggle fertilizers from India.world Updated: Jul 17, 2009 17:31 IST
Indefinite curfew was on Friday imposed in a southern Nepal border region after a person was killed and five others injured when police tried to stop some people trying to smuggle fertilizers from India.
The clash occurred at Bisanpur area of Rajbiraj Municipality after Armed Police Force personnel arrested some people who were smuggling fertilizers from India on bicycles illegally, according to Nepali Police spokesman Binod Singh.
As the security personnel tried to stop them they attacked the policemen who had to open fire in retaliation resulting in death of one named Bipul Yadav, he said.
The locals even picketed outside the police station to pressurise the police to free those who were detained. The municipality has remained tense after the incident. As fertilizers are cheaper in India than in Nepal the locals use to bring them through illegal channels.
After the clash the district administration imposed curfew from today noon for indefinite period in order to control the situation. The four injured people are undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan and Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital.