Birgunj, May 20
Six people sustained injuries as a group of CPN-UML cadres allegedly attacked a rally of Nepali Congress cadres in Birgunj, Parsa district, of southern Nepal on Thursday night.
After winning the ward chairpersonship of Birgunj-27, the Nepali Congress cadres had organised a victory rally last night. The party says in the meantime, the UML cadres including the ward chairperson candidate attacked them.
The injured have been identified as Nema Resha (58), Munni Khatun (30), Malik Nuniya (40), Mohammad Nurain (18), Mohammad Miya (42) and Jahir Hawari (19).
Most of them have sustained head injuries but all are out of risk, informs the Parsa District Police Office. Four have already been discharged while two are undergoing treatment at the Narayani Hospital.
Police have arrested UML’s ward chair candidate Pradeep Kumar Yadav and two others for their alleged involvement in the attack, informs DSP Om Prakash Khanal.
The UML’s mayoral candidate Bijaya Sarabagi says his cadres resorted to the attack after the Nepali Congress cadres misbehaved with them in their bids to humiliate the opponents.