Eight police personnel were injured when they clashed with locals over the death of Sujita Bhandari of Rapti Municipality, Chitwan, today.

The District Administration Office had to impose a curfew on the highway and its adjoining areas in Rapti Municipality to bring the situation under control.

Chief District Officer Premlal Lamichhane said the curfew would be in force from 7:30pm today till 7:30pm tomorrow.

The CDO said the curfew was imposed as people had obstructed the highway, vandalised government and private property, and disturbed the peace and harmony over the death of Bhandari.

Eight cops sustained injuries when they clashed with locals this evening. According to Superintendent of Police Om Adhikari, four personnel of Armed Police Force, including Deputy Superintendent of Police and four Nepal Police personnel were injured in the incident.

The injured are being treated in Bharatpur.

Bhandari, who went missing on June 25, was found dead in the community forest on Sunday evening. Her body has been sent to Kathmandu for post-mortem.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 7 2021, of The Himalayan Times.