Janakpur wears deserted look after Friday violence

JANAKPURDHAM: Janakpur wore a deserted look on Saturday as the local administration declared the municipal area riot-hit following Friday’s violent protests, in which at least three protesters were killed.

Personnel of all three security forces –Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police – are seen deputed in groups.

With security beefed up and sporadic protests staged by United Democratic Madhesi Front cadres and supporters in the inner areas, locals have been living under terror.

The curfew, which was clamped on Friday morning, has not been relaxed till Saturday afternoon.

Notwithstanding the curfew, protesters demonstrated in inner streets throughout the day. They also burned tyres.

Protesters clashed with security personnel at Ramananda Chowk and Pidari Chowk in the morning.

A group of protesters vandalised CPN-UML leader Raghubir Mahaseth’s house in  Brahmapur today, according to Chief District Officer of Dhanusha, Kali Prasad Parajuli.

As the protesters targeted the houses of leaders of ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML of late, special security arrangement has been made for them.

It has been learned that protesters set police stations on fire at Mukhyapatti Musaraniya, Duhabi Gobarahi, Banarjhula and Tinkauriya.

Protesters staged demonstrations at Khajuri encircling the Area Police Office there, according to Bajrang Yadav, a local leader of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal.