Birgunj, December 26
Tension ran high in the municipal areas after police clashed with students in Birgunj Metropolitan City today.
The issue came to a head after the metropolis transferred eight head teachers some days ago. Police clashed with the students of Birgunj-based Maisthan Bidhya Peeth today. The students also shut down private and government schools in the metropolis today.
Police have been deployed in different places after students started vandalising public properties.
Clashes erupted in several places. Police resorted to baton-charge after a crowd of students moved towards the metropolis office and the situation worsened. The students threw stones at the police after the latter interfered in the protest.
Tension intensified in the bazaar and school areas. Some police personnel and half-a-dozen students were injured in the clash. The injured returned to their houses after treatment in Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj.
Meanwhile, the local administration has deployed security personnel to take the situation under control in the municipal areas. Normalcy was gradually restored in the metropolis after student union leaders convinced the agitating students, who resorted to violence.
A version of this article appears in print on December 27, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.