DHANGADHI: A passenger bus carrying a wedding procession was torched in Badaipur of Kailali district by cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, today.
The bus (Ma 1 Kha 441) was headed westwards. According to Area Police Office, Masuriya, it was set on fire after the passengers were taken out of the vehicle.
The bus was completely damaged in the incident.
Three persons were taken under police custody while they were trying to stop vehicles that were plying the Godavari road section of Bhimdatta Highway, which connects the hilly districts to Tarai in Far-West Province, informed Superintendent of Police at Kailali District Police Office, Abhushan Timilsena.
The nation-wide strike was called by Chand-led communist party after the government decided to put a ban on the party.
Kailali Police stated that security in the region has been beefed up to prevent untoward incidents.