DAMAULI: A person died and two others were injured when police opened fire on protesters in Damauli of Tanahun district on Friday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Roshan Dura (18) of Bhadgaun, Byas-1 of the district.

Police informed that critically injured Dura breathed his last during the course of treatment at the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara at around 11 pm yesterday.

Police said that the bullet had pierced his chest.

Keshav Neupane (28) and Kiran Gurung of Gorkha, who were  injured in the incident, are receiving treatment at the Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, police Inspector Bhojraj Pandey informed.

The demonstrators have been taking to the streets for the past six days demanding fair investigation into the death of Purna Bahadur Ale.

With multiple injuries, Ale's body was found dangling from a tree in the premises of the Bigyanchaur-based Adikavi Bhanubhakta Campus.

Hailing from Byas municipality-7, Manahun, Ale had been temporarily staying at his sister’s home in Nirmalnagar-1.

A tenth grader at a local school, he was found dead on Monday, two days after he had left home for tuition class on Saturday morning.

Police informed that nine police personnel—seven Nepal Police personnel and two Armed Police Force personnel— were injured when protesters hurled stones and bricks at them.

Police informed that the demonstrators vandalised more than one dozen vehicles, 20 CCTV cameras and a police van.

According to Pandey, police personnel had fired numerous shots in the air and lobbed more than 50 tear gas shells in order to take the situation under control.

Police informed that the body of Ale has been sent to the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to conduct autopsy once again.

Earlier on Wednesday, police had arrested two girls in connection to the incident.

It has been learned that one of the two girls was in relationship with Ale.

Police have not disclosed the names of suspects yet.

Meanwhile, the Muglin-Kotre road section along the Prithvi Highway, which was obstructed by the kith and kin of Ale since 2 pm yesterday, was opened by a police team deployed from the Zonal Police Office, Pokhara at 9 pm.


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