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Birodh Khatiwada assaulted during election campaign in Makawanpur

Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada
File: Birodh Khatiwada

Hetaunda, November 8

Birodh Khatiwada, the House of Representatives election candidate in Makawanpur 2 representing the CPN-Unified Socialist, has been assaulted during his election campaign.

Police say Khatiwada was attacked at Masine, Manahari rural municipality-4 of the district.

An eye witness says Purushottam Khadka (55), a resident of Hetaunda-2, attacked the former minister as soon as he got off the vehicle. DSP Tek Bahadur Karki says Khadka has been arrested for further investigation and action.

Preliminary investigations suggest Khadka was under the influence of alcohol whereas he also wanted to take vengeance on Khatiwada over a past dispute.

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