JTMM splinter groups kill teacher, VDC secy

Mahottari, October 9:

Two factions of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha today shot and killed two persons in two different incidents in Mohattari and Bara districts.

United Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha cadres today abducted and killed Nagendra Prasad Yadav, 45, a teacher in the Khuttapiparadhi Lower Secondary School of Mahottari.

The Morcha cadres, a splinter faction of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Goit), had abducted Yadav, former secretary of Nepal Teachers Association Mahottari and nephew of former State Home Minister Mahendra Yadav, from his home at 3.30 pm in the afternoon and shot him at Ratauli VDC-9 Ratanpur, said SP Keshav Adhikari.

The Morcha’s district secretary Akash claimed responsibility for the murder. Meanwhile, Nepal Teachers Association president Sushil Yadav, issuing a press release called for the closure of all educational institutions on Wednesday.

A report from Bara said cadres of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha-Goit (JTMM-G) shot dead secretary of Khatuwa Parsauni VDC, Ram Babu Sharma Neupane, last night.

JTMM-G cadres fired two rounds at 50-year-old Sharma when he was returning home from Jeetpur VDC near a water tank in Bakuliya at 9 pm, the Bara District Police Office said. Sharma, who was injured, died while undergoing treatment. JTMM-G has owned up the killing over phone. Meanwhile, protesting the killing, Bara chapter of VDC Secretary Rights’ Protection Centre halted work in all VDCs today.