Market shut to protest minor’s killing

Siraha, August 29

Irate locals and family members from Aurahi Municipality, Mahottari, today obstructed the Bardibas-Jaleswor road section and closed down the market demanding that the guilty in the murder of a child two days ago be brought to book.

Agitating locals burned tyres and blocked the Bardibash-Jaleswor road  and enforced closure of the market.

Ek Bahadur Kyapchhaki, a local,  said the road and market were closed to press the police administration to book the guilty.

Ek Bahadur said that closure of the road and bazaar would continue until the guilty was arrested and punishment meted out.

Auarahi Chapter of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries too has expressed solidarity in the bandh.

Bharat Sah, 26, of Bhangaha Municipality had abducted Santosh Chuadhary’s nine-month-old daughter Sonali from his shop at Auarahi Municipality on Sunday evening. The minor was found dead in the jungle at Bhangaha Municipality on Monday afternoon.

Police have confirmed the identity of the abductor from the CCTV

footage installed at Chaudhary’s shop. “A manhunt to nab the absconding guilty person is under way,” police said.