BARDIYA: One freed Kamaiya was killed and another injured on Friday when the local residents clashed with the freed bonded labourers at Khairapur in Bardiya district. Paltu Tharu, a former Kamaiya, succumbed to his injuries following attacks by the residents of Gulariya-5. The fight broke out when the locals’cattle ate up the crops, which are being cultivated by the Tharus, who live in the

Krishnasar Conservation Area, said Prakash Sapkota, inspector, Bardiya District Police Office. Eyewitnesses said Jagadish Yadav, a local resident, was injured in the incident. Later, the police held eight persons for their involvement in the incident.