Indefinite curfew clamped in Dhankuta

DHANKUTA: The District Administration Office clamped an indefinite curfew in Dhankuta following a backlash after the government declared Biratnagar instead of Dhankuta as temporary provincial workstation of Province 1.

At least seven protestors were injured in a clash with the police on Thursday. Likewise, a dozen government offices were vandalised and torched, while an ambulance and a police vehicle were also smashed by the agitated Dhankuta denizens.

The protestors smashed a vehicle (Na Jha 1314) carrying Deputy Superintendent of Police Sudip Raj Bhandari after Bhandari reportedly thrashed a protestor.

An ambulance driver carrying a patient to Bhojpur from Morang was also hurt during the incident occurred, the police said.

Over a dozen government offices including Eastern Regional Administration Office, District Land Revenue Office, District Post Office, and District Government Attorney's Office were smashed and torched. Infrastructure including tables, chairs and computers were also burned down.