Sindhuli locals obstruct BP Highway as a minor drowns in a roadside ditch

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The Sindhuli road along the BP Highway has been blocked on Sunday morning as local people protested the death of a 12-year-old boy.

The boy of Phikkal rural municipality-1, who was living in Kamalamai municipality-5, drowned in a ditch dug for the construction of a concrete bridge linking Kamalamai-4 and 6.

The local people and relatives blamed the negligence of those who dug the ditch for the death of the boy. The agitators have staged the protest at Dhungrebas of Kamalamai municipality-4 disrupting the transportation along the BP Highway that connects Kathmandu with eastern Terai.

The road has been blocked since this morning and efforts are on to open it, says DSP Manoj Kumar Lama.

The affected local people and relatives of the deceased were called for discussing the matter, but they declined. Rather, they resorted to the protest, he says.

The protestors have demanded compensation to the bereaved family and action against the guilty.

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