Birgunj shut down for second day

Birgunj, March 28:

The indefinite Birgunj bandh called to protest the killing of Sanjay Gupta of Ghadiarwa continued for the second consecutive day today.

Though the local administration had written to the Home Ministry to declare Gupta a martyr, no decision has been taken in this direction so far. An unidentified gang had gunned down Gupta last morning.

Vehicles stayed off the roads and markets and business houses remained shut throughout the day.

The agitators have been demanding the local administration to declare Gupta a martyr, take action against the guilty and provide compensation to the family of the victim. They have threatened to continue their protests until their demands were addressed. They also took out a rally to protest the killing.

Parsa CDO Durga Prasad Bhandari informed that the family of the decreased will get a reasonable compensation.

Meanwhile, Nepal-India border area remained tense today after the supporters of two Indian criminals, who were recently killed in a police action, vandalised four Nepali vehicles, including one of Nepal Police.

A mob, carrying the bodies of Bhola Shrivastav and Mohan Shrivastav, vandalised the police vehicle, which was carrying six police personnel of Ranighat police post, while it was heading towards the railway station in Raxaul, Parsa SP Subodh Ghimire said.