Petrol bomb hurled at truck in Rautahat, assistant driver critically injured
RAUTAHAT: Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres hurled a petrol bomb at a loaded truck in Rautahat on Thursday, leaving its assistant driver critically injured.
According to DSP Manoj Kumar Yadav, the injured has been identified as Basanta Magar (20) of Mithila Municipality-4.
The truck (Na 6 Kha 4615) was heading toward Kathmandu from Mirchiya of Siraha when the incident occurred at a jungle between Chandrapur and Paurahi of Rautahat along the East-West Highway at around 5 am, DSP Yadav said.
Critically injured Magar is receiving treatment at the Chandranigahapur Hospital, Dr Subash Chaudhary informed.
Police said truck driver Bal Ram Bhandari (35) of Chandrapur, Bara, sustained minor injuries.
Chand-led Maoists had called a nationwide bandh today demanding release of its arrested cadres.
Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres hurled a petrol bomb at a loaded truck in Rautahat on Thursday, leaving its assistant driver critically injured.