A student died in a road accident in front of the Chabahil-based Gopi Krishna Cinema Hall on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Bal Kumari Dahal, 21, of Okhaldhunga district. She was a student of Pashupati Multiple Campus in Chabahil.
The accident took place when a mini truck (Ba 1 Kha 9112) hit Dahal while she was crossing the road. She was returning to her residence in Kapan from college, police said.
Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Ramshahpath, SP Poshraj Pokharel, said that Dahal was announced dead on arrival at the Om Hospital. The mini-truck driver has been absconding and a search for him is underway, he added.
The vehicle has been kept at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Gaushala.
Following the incident, Free Students Union of the Campus halted traffic at Mitra Park, Chabahil. The protest will continue until due action against the driver is taken, said FSU President Manoj Baidya. RSS