Kathmandu, July 6:

The strike organised by transport workers on the Araniko highway was called off at 2pm today. The transport workers took the move after reaching a three-point agreement with the CDO of Bhaktapur. The transport workers had organised chakka jam on the highway demanding probe and action against the murderer of a bus helper, Govinda Khadka, just compensation for his family and security for transport workers.

A task force formed by the All Nepal Transport Workers’ Union has suspected the involvement of people associated with Dolakha-based Rolwaling Cooperatives in the murder. According to the task force, which is headed by Chhatra Bahadur Chaulagain, chairman of the Araniko Special District Committee of the Union, Khadka was reportedly involved in vandalising buses of the cooperatives. Chaulagain said Khadka’s body has bruises, but he was not found to have drunk water though his body was recovered from a water tank.