Microbus service resumes in Pokhara after two days

Pokhara, February 7

Microbus service, which remained obstructed for the last two days following the death of a student leader, has finally resumed after an agreement with the victim’s family today. A student leader had died after being hit by a microbus in Pokhara on Monday.

The service was resumed after reaching an agreement between victim’s family and the Bus Entrepreneurs Committee at Kaski District Police Office today. Police said family of the deceased received the body after reaching an agreement. As per the agreement, action will be taken against the driver under the law of land, compensation will be given to deceased’s family, concession will be provided to students travelling by bus even in the evening and the injured will get free treatment. The agitating students have withdrawn all protest programmes.

A 24-year-old Bodh Raj Dhakal, a student leader of Aandhikhola Rural Municipality, Syangja, was killed after being hit by a microbus at Nadipur in Pokhara on Monday. The critically injured Dhakal breathed his last in course of treatment at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, on the same night. Following the death of Dhakal, students had launched the protest and situation remained quite tensed in the area for two days. Dhakal was a student of Bachelors’ third year at Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. Dhakal was the president of Nepal Student Union at Prithivi Narayan Campus.