BHOJPUR: At least four Nepali citizens were hit by bullets as Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) personnel opened fired at them at Bhantabari, Haripur-7 of Sunsari district on Wednesday morning.
The injured have been identified as locals Manoj Yadav, Ashok Yadav, Saroj Yadav and Naresh Yadav.
Locals said the Indian border security force police team of SSB stepped into the Nepali soil and opened fired at the youth, who apparently were bringing in foodstuff and chemical fertilisers from bordering Indian market.
The chief of Sunsari District Police Office, Sanjaya Raj Sharma, also confirmed the incident. Earlier, police had said the source of bullet was yet to be confirmed.
The injured are being treated at a hospital in Ghopa of Dharan. Two of them are critical, police added.
Police further added that they are investigating into the case.