Curfew at Bhojpur HQ on day 2

BHOJPUR: The district headquarters Bhojpur Bazaar is yet to return to normalcy due to the volatile situation ensued in the wake of beating of Bhojpur campus chief Parbat Kumar Rai by Maoist students six days ago.

The local administration's curfew order, which was imposed since 6 pm yesterday, is still on. Due to the order, local marketplaces have been shut. While, all the government offices and educational institutions too have been closed.

The curfew prompted by a clash between the students aligned CPN-UML and Young Communist League (YCL) cadres. A group led by Makar Khadka, district chairman of ANNFSU, student wing affiliated to UML, had thrashed Gopal Timalsina, the district secretary of the YCL yesterday. Thimalsina has been sent to Kathmandu for further treatment today.

Inspector Baburam Pokharel informed that a large number of Nepal Police and APF personnel have been deployed in the bazaar areas to prevent any untoward incident.

Local residents have been facing difficulties due to the prolonged curfew. It was also problematic for mediapersons to collect news during the curfew hours.