KATHMANDU: An explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions went off at the Ramanand chowk in Janakpur on Monday leaving four dead and twenty-four other injured.
The deceased have been identified as Binod Sharan, aka, Satya Narayan Jha, Ranju Jha, Jhagru Mandal and Suresh Upadhaya.
Meanwhile, the injured are receiving treatment at the Janakpur Regional Hospital.
Meanwhile, those who have sustained critical injuries have been airlifted to Kathmandu.
The responsibility of planting the bomb has been owned by Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha over phone, police said.
The tragedy took place when a two-hour long shutdown announced by Mithila Struggle Committee protesting against UCPN-Maoist’s federalism proposal, was about to end at 10 am.