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.

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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.