Strikes halt valley traffic

Lalitpur, August 5:

Traffic in the valley was disrupted from early morning till afternoon today as relatives of Dina Shakya, who was killed in an accident in Balkumari on July 25, staged chakkajam in different places of Lalitpur. They were demanding compensation for the victim. Shakya had died when a truck hit her motorcycle.

The kin were also demanding that the truck-owner build a garden in memory of Shakya.

Demonstrators staged chakkajam in Pulchwok, Gwarko and Jawalakhel. “The chakkajam affected the movement of vehicles on all roads inside the valley,” a police official said. SP Madhav Prasad Nepal said that the chakkajam was called off at 4:30 as truck-owner Hridyaya Shrestha and the relatives of the victim struck a deal.