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Morang mayoral candidate’s car set on fire

Car belonging to Khom Prasad Gautam, a mayoral candidate from Rastra Prajatantra Party (RPP), was set on fire on Friday, May 6, 2022.
Car belonging to Khom Prasad Gautam, a mayoral candidate from Rastra Prajatantra Party (RPP), was set on fire on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Biratnagar, May 6

A mayoral candidate’s car has been set on fire in Belbari of Morang.

The car owned by Khom Prasad Gautam, a mayoral candidate from Rastra Prajatantra Party (RPP), was set on fire on Friday morning.

According to Morang police, the car, which was parked in Gautam’s house, was set on fire at around 2 am. Police believe cadres from other parties might have set fire to the car that had a flag of RPP, and photographs of Gautam and his deputy mayoral candidate.

Following the incident, police arrested Subas Pandey from Sundarharaicha municipality-12. Pandey is a Nepali Congress cadre who was caught on the CCTV.

Police say investigations are underway.

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