One killed in Rupandehi police firing at midnight; officials say he was a smuggler

Butwal, January 13

A person died in a police firing in Shankarpur of Rupandehi district in southwestern Nepal on Saturday midnight. Police officials have claimed the victim was a member of a smuggling racket.

SP Hridaya Thapa, Chief of the District Police Office, says police had opened fire after a gang of smugglers, riding motorbikes, attacked a patrolling team in Shankarpur, Siddhartha Nagar Municipality-10. Police constable Krishna Shrestha has sustained an injury in his left arm.

Thapa claims the suspects had open fire first after police tried to stop them for a regular checking. He, however, does not reveal what the suspects were smuggling.

The deceased who was shot in retaliation appears to be in his early 30s. His identity is yet to be ascertained.

SP Thapa informs that he was injured in the firing, but breathed his last on the way to a nearby hospital. The body has been kept at the Bhim Hospital in Bhairahawa for postmortem.



Published on January 13th, Sunday, 2019 11:49 AM

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