Injured Rautahat protester dies after 4 months

RAUTAHAT: A protester who had sustained a bullet injury in Gaur of Rautahat in a clash with police around four months ago died during treatment today.

Shekh Mairudin (50) from Akolawa-5 of Rautahat district had received a bullet on his genitals from police at Kabir Chok of Gaur on September 13 last year, just a week before promulgation of the Constitution, and was taken to the District Hospital.

He was later referred to the Bigunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital and the Capital-based Bir Hospital.

According to the family sources, he was discharged from the Kathmandu-based hospital around 45 days ago after his health gradually improved.

However, Mairudin complained of pain after a couple of days. The family hence had taken him to the Bigunj-based health facility again. He was at the hospital till he was declared dead at around 11 am today.

Meanwhile, the National Muslim Struggle Alliance demanded that Mairudin be declared a martyr and his family be provided with due compensation.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front's local leader Anil Singh said the body would be brought to Gaur today itself and his funeral procession would be carried out around the city.

So far, as many as three persons died in the district since the UDMF began agitations against the new Constitution around five months ago.