8 including minor injured in Rautahat bomb blast

RAUTAHAT: At least eight persons including a minor have been injured in a bomb blast  near Radha-Krishna Temple of Chandrapur Municipality-5 in Rautahat district on Saturday afternoon.

The attack was done targeting the election campaign of the left alliance in the district.

Of them, Sarita Rai (31) and her seven-year-old daughter Jaibika have been critically injured, said police.

Similarly, Laxmi Rai, Ratna BAhadur BK, Kunta Khatri, Gopal BK, Dilmaya Rai and Yamuna Kafle of the district have sustained injuries.

Gopal and Yamuna were rushed to Chandrapur Hospital for treatment. Remaining others were sent to Bharatpur Hospital for the treatment.

Police have suspected Biplab-led CPN Maoist behind the incident. However, no one has claimed the responsibility for the blast.

According to SP Yagya Binod Pokharel, police have taken the incident site under control for further investigation. Police are looking for the culprits.