JHAPA: Maoist cadres set fire to Nepali Congress (NC) cadre Radha Ram Bhandari on Sunday night for defying their bandh.

Bhandari who injured his leg is undergoing treatment in BP Koirala Institute of Health Science in Dharan.

Assailants in connection to the case are still at large.

Bhandari is also the chairman of Nepali Congress of Mechinagar -4.