Maoists, locals agree to avoid confrontation in Rasuwa

Nuwakot, September 4:

An agreement between the Maoist cadres and the local residents of Kalikasthan village of Rasuwa district, to avoid confrontation in the future, has helped the situation to return to normal there.

The place was tense for the past three days after a clash erupted between the locals and the Maoists after the latter thrashed one Chankhe Thokra of Ghumtibazaar, Rasuwa, on Saturday.

After the agreement between the two fighting groups, the villagers let free all the Young Communist League cadres they kept under control and in turn, the Maoists withdrew

their Rasuwa district bandh call for today.

The Maoists and the villagers have agreed to form a probe committee and recommendation task force comprising of human rights activists and media persons to suggest on compensation to the loss incurred in the fight, said assistant sub-inspector (ASI) at the Kalikasthan Police Post, Narayan Karki.

The clash had left 3 villagers injured, the Maoist offices, documents and furniture damaged and a motorcycle destroyed.

On Sunday evening the Young Communist League cadres had charged on the Kalikasthan police post and a YCL cadre Prahar has gone missing since then after he fell down from a hill after police retaliation, the Maoists said.

The local administration had clamped curfew on Sunday and Monday night from Dharapani to Ghumtibazaar to take situation under control.