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Rautahat town tense as a Maoist Centre leader is killed in a road accident

Rautahat district
Rautahat district

Rautahat, December 20

The Phatuwa Bijayapur town in the Rautahat district of southern Nepal has been tense on Monday as a local Maoist Centre leader is killed in a road accident on Sunday.

Locals claim the Sunday incident was not accidental but intentional and police are trying to spare the responsible people. They have vandalised a local police office.

But, the police say leader Khedu Chaudhary died on the spot after a tipper (Na 8 Kha 4202) hit a motorbike (Na 18 Pa 8115) at around 8:30 pm yesterday.

Locals claim the local police post chief Bishnu Bishwakarma sent the body for post-mortem without preparing a field report in a bid to spare the culprit.

Meanwhile, following the protest of locals, police lobbed three tear gas shells and baton-charged the demonstrators to contain the demonstration. One local and two police staffers have sustained injuries in the clash, informs Bishwakarma.

SP Binod Ghimire, the chief of the District Police Office, says police have arrested the tipper driver Bharat Lal Rumba and further investigation is underway.

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