Ilam, August 22:

Tension still prevails in Ilam district’s headquarters Ilam after the mysterious death of girl student of Adarsh Higher Secondary School here yesterday.

Urmila Chemjong was found dead yesterday in her rented room in the house of Dwarika Shrestha located in Ilam municipality-2. Chemjong, who hailed from Phaktep of Panchthar district, was a student in class 12. Members of the All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) today forced the closure of all local educational institutions alleging police mistreated students yesterday who had gone to the police office to demand an investigation into the incident and action against those responsible for the girl’s death. While no group gave a call for a strike, transport services and Ilam bazaar shut down nevertheless. Yesterday, students went on a rampage after learning of her death and vandalised the office of the assistant chief district officer.