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Zonal hospital shut

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Rajbiraj, November 22

Gajendranarayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, Rajbiraj, was shut this afternoon to protest police high-handedness.

To protest the killing of its two activists in police firing last night, UDMF cadres staged a demonstration in Saptari headquarters Rajbiraj early this morning.

When the agitators vandalised a police van and tried to set it on fire, police caught hold of a few demonstrators and chased others when they fled the scene.

They followed them into the hospital where they tried to hide.

Acting Medical Superintendent Dr Dipa Yadav at the zonal hospital said police personnel entered the hospital, manhandled and thrashed on-duty health workers and other hospital staff. Dr Yadav said they were compelled to shut the hospital after police high-handedness.

Health assistant Ram Kumar Diyali, lab technician Biswonath Mandal, AHW nurse Subodh Mehata, Ram Kumar Yadav, Rajnikant Chaudhary and Rajaram Yadav were among those injured in the police action. Dr Yadav said police also manhandled senior AHW Lal Kishor Singh and Dr Tek Narayan Mandal.


A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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