Indefinite curfew imposed in Gulariya Municipality in Bardiya

BARDIA: The District Administration Office in Bardiya has imposed an indefinite curfew at Lalpur in Gulariya Municipality-11 and the sensitive areas in the district from 10:00 this morning.

The curfew was clamped in the wake of a clash that ensued after a dispute between the locals and those going to immerse an idol at Lalpur on Sunday evening.

The congestion due to narrow space in road became the bone of contention and led to clash injuring five persons.

Police had used tear gas and opened fire in air to disperse the mob and contain the situation.

“In view of the volatile situation and prospective clash between the two groups yet again, the local administration imposed the curfew until further notice,” said the Chief District Officer of Bardiya, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai.

Efforts are underway to bring to both parties to consensus, added CDO Bhattarai.