DOLAKHA: A person was killed and around a dozen injured after a bloody clash broke out between the CPN Maoist Centre and CPN -UML cadres at Jungu of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality-1 in Dolakha district on Tuesday night.
The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old UML cadre Kul Bahadur Tamang of Huppa village and the injured as CPN-UML cadre Dil Bahadur Buthathoki of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality- 2, CPN Maoist Centre ward chair candidate Bharat Khadka among others.
Critically injured Buthathoki, who is a teacher at the Nil Kantheshwor Higher Secondary School was brought to Kathmandu for further treatment.
The clash broke out at Jungu Dahabari area around 9:30 pm yesterday after stones were pelted on a group of Maoist Centre cadres and leaders led by former State Minister and Maoist Politburo member Devi Khadka, who arrived in the village for electioneering.
A complaint has been filed with the police over a group named 'Tiger Group', which is accused of intimidating local voters, political party cadres and obstructing the election publicity campaigns in Jungu.
The deadly clash broke out between Maoist Centre and UML cadres as the police were making preparations to take action against the Group.
Tamang, who was killed in the clash, is learnt to be affiliated with the 'Tiger Group'. Meanwhile, CPN-UML leaders in Dolakha have accused the Maoist of attacking their cadres and taking a life.
The local administration has mobilised a high number of police personnel in Jungu where the voters are in a grip of fear following the bloody clash.