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Man injured in Bardibas police firing dies

Locals obstruct the East-West Highway, in Bardibas, Mahottari, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Mahottari, November 25

One of the three locals who were injured in police firing in Bardibas of Mahottari district on Tuesday has died.

The victim has been identified as Buddhi Raj Neupane aka Sanjaya, 40, a resident of Bardibas-1, informs Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Katuwal.

Seriously injured in the clash after receiving bullets in both of his thighs, Neupane was airlifted to Grande Hospital in Kathmandu for further treatment. However, he breathed his last this morning, according to the victim’s relative Saugat Neupane.

Earlier on Tuesday, locals of Bardibas had stated a demonstration throughout the day demanding action against the culprit after a local six-year-old girl was found dead on Monday night. Police had resorted to firing in their bid to end the road obstruction imposed by locals.

Meanwhile, district authorities are holding a meeting currently to decide the next course of action in the city after the death of the injured, says CDO Katuwal. Additional police personnel have been mobilised in the area to avoid any untoward incident.

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