RPP candidate hurt in Itahari attack

RPP Itahari leader Shyam Pokharel

Itahari, June 21

A candidate contesting the June 28 local level elections was hurt when a group of three persons attacked him in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-8 of Sunsari district last night.

The assailants on a motorcycle intercepted Shyam Pokharel on his way to home in the locality and attacked him with a knife, said police.

Pokharel has sustained an injury in his back in the attack, according to his brother Ram.

He is the ward chairman candidate for Itahari Sub Metropolitan City-9 from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

A search has been launched for the attackers, police said.


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