Maoists assault teacher

Nawalparasi, May 3:

Maoist cadres attacked a teacher today while a meeting to settle a land dispute was going on in Ward No 5 of Kawasoti VDC in Nawalparasi district.

The Maoists suddenly attacked meeting coordinator and teacher Deepak Subedi when the issue of CPN-Maoist district adviser Dharma KC having grabbed some land belonging to Jankalyan Lower Secondary School was raised. KC has reportedly built a house on that plot of land. The meeting had been called by civil society representatives, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist and Nepali Congress district leaders.

Though the dispute was related to the matter of ownership of land in Kawasoti VDC, Young Communist League cadres from Shivmandir and Agyauli VDCs also were present in large numbers.

The meeting broke up after the Maoists attacked Subedi. Later, Maoist in-charge of Kawasoti VDC and party representative at the meeting tendered a public apology on behalf of his party’s cadres.