Four including toddler die in police firing in Rupandehi

Four including toddler die in police firing in Rupandehi

Three people died on the spot at Bethari of Rupandehi district as Madhesi protestors clashed with the police while a four-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital Tuesday evening.

The three deceased have been identified as Bindu Lakaul, 40, Ranjana Singh Kshetri, 16, and Raj Kumar Barai, 35 of Bethari. All three of them sustained bullet injuries during the clash. Meanwhile, Kundan Kumar Patel, who sustained injuries from rubber bullets, died while receiving treatment at Universal Medical College in Bhairahwa.
A clash had ensued after protestors pelted stones at police vehicles escorting three trucks loaded with various commodities toward Bhairahwa.

Police resorted to firing teargas canisters at the protestors. As the protestors refused to retreat, police opened fire in the air and then used rubber bullets at the demonstrators.

Four police personnel were also injured in the incident, according to the police.

Meanwhile, local administration of Rupandehi in the evening clamped curfew order till 6 am next morning.

Source : MyRepublica