Ambulance laden with medicines torched in Birgunj

BIRGUNJ: An ambulance laden with medicines has been torched by the locals of Nagawa, Birgunj on Wednesday night.

According to the Area Police Office, Nagawa, the locals set the ambulance (Na 2 Cha 7586) on fire by taking 50 metre down the road.

DSP Arjun Devkota of the District Police Office, Parsa, informed that the fire was doused with the help of security personnel backed by a fire engine of the Birgunj sub-Metropolitan City.

The four-wheeler was completely damaged in the arson, Devkota said.

He, however, informed that they were able to salvage only some medicines from the ambulance.

Locals claimed that they set ablaze the vehicle for illegally carrying medicines and other things during late night.

The ambulance driver ran away after he saw 14 to 15 people coming towards him, informed locals.

Homendra Bogati, spokesperson of the District Police Office, said that the ambluance belonging to the Premnath Smriti Partisthan of Chandi Bhanjyang was heading towards Chitwan from Nagawa when the incident occurred.