Schools shut

CHITWAN: Most of the educational institutions in Chitwan were shut on Sunday at the call of the NSU to protest beating up of its cadres by the ANNISU-R and YCL cadres. The NSU has also called an indefinite closure of the Sapta Gandaki Multiple Campus. NSU Sapta Gandaki Campus Unit chairman Parmeshwor Khanal and ANNISU-R joint secretary at the Birendra Multiple Campus Unit, Dipendra Wasti, were hurt in separate clashes since Friday. Unknown persons vandalised the Maoist office at Bharatpur-2 and a YCL cadre, Sachin, was hurt after an unknown person attacked him on Saturday. — HNS

Abductee flees

BIRGUNJ: A 65-year old man on Sunday escaped from Masihani VDC of Parsa district after wounding his abductor, who died on way to hospital. Police said Bhim Bahadur Lopchan of Swarnapur VDC-8, who was held captive in Jhakra Tole of Masihani-7, escaped after injuring his 25-year-old captor and returned home safely. Lopchan was abducted by an armed gang of robbers from his house. — HNS

Bus driver shot at

SIRAHA: A bus driver was injured when unknown persons shot at him at Musaharniya chowk in Dhangadhi of Siraha district on Sunday. Bal Kumar Shrestha was driving a bus belonging to the Dhanju Panauti Travels towards Biratnagar from Katari of Udayapur district when an unknown gang shot at him at 6.30 am. Shrestha is undergoing treatement at the Lahan hospital and his condition is improving. Cadres of the Joint Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha said the incident may have been the result of defiance of the bandh in the region. The JTMM had called a two-day bandh to protest the murder of Democratic Madhesi Mukti Morch president Moit Khan. — HNS

10 guardians injured

SARLAHI: More than 10 persons were injured on Sunday in a scuffle among guardians during their meeting at the Gadhaiya-based Janta Secondary School scuffled. The injured include Gunja Paswan, Amari Thakur, Gamiya Devi Laxmi Raut, Jagat Narayan Thakur and Maheshwor. They were injured in a scuffle that broke out over the issue of school management committee’s election, inspector Krishna Sharma said. —HNS