Nepal | November 14, 2019

At least one protester killed in police firing in Birgunj, 17 injured, 2 airlifted to Kathmandu

RAM SARRAF
Security personnel in Ghantaghar of Birgunj on Wednesday, September 09, 2015. Photo: Ram Sarraf

Security personnel in Ghantaghar of Birgunj on Wednesday, September 09, 2015. Photo: Ram Sarraf

UPDATE:

BIRGUNJ: Meanwhile, two seriously injured protesters – Bijay Raut and Mansi Patel – were airlifted to the Capital for further treatment.


 

BIRGUNJ: At least one protester was killed and17 others were injured when security personnel opened fire on protesters during a violent demonstration at Maisthan of Birgunj, the district headquarters of Parsa, a few hours before the promulgation of Nepal’s Constitution 2072 on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Shatrughan Patel (30) from Pakahamainpur of Parsa district.

Two of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

Former State Minister Karima Begam is among the injured.

Most of the injured are receiving treatment at the Birgunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital.

Patel’s body has been kept at the same health facility.

The protesters are clashing with the security personnel at Maisthan.

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