Nepal | September 28, 2020

Police fire tear gas, shots to control quarantined people

Prabhat Kumar Jha
Share Now:

Rautahat, June 13

Police fired 14 rounds of tear gas and two rounds of bullets in the air this afternoon after quarantined people attacked police for preventing them to meet their kin in Rautahat’s Rajpur Municipality.

Head Constable Subodh Singh of District Police Office of Gaur suffered head injuries after the people staying in quarantine at Dawatarusalam Madarsha of Rajpur Municipality-1 broke out of the facility and started pelting stones and bricks at security personnel.

Demanding that they be allowed to meet their kin, the quarantined persons were joined by their kin outside the facility in their attack on the police.

“As the huge crowd of people in quarantine went unruly, insisting on meeting their kin and eating home-made food, and broke out of the shelter and blocked the road, police had to use some force,” said DSP Gyan Kumar Mahato of Area Police Office of Garuda.

DSP Mahoto said the situation has now returned to normalcy. The injured policeman is being treated at Gaur Hospital.

Last week, police fired 13 rounds in the air to quell a clash sparked by the attempt of health workers to take away COVID-19 infected persons to an isolation facility from Ishanath’s Jokaha.

Similarly, shots were also fired in the air by police in Katahariya Municipality when locals insistent on not letting a quarantine shelter to be built in their locality clashed with the police in Bhasedhawa Secondary School.


A version of this article appears in e-paper on June 14, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Yet another Covid-19 related fatality recorded in Banke

RANJHA: A 47-year-old person from Bankegaun of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke district has died of coronavirus this morning. With this latest fatality, COVID-19 casualty in the district has reached 13. The man died in course of treatment at Nepalgunj Teaching Hospital in Nepalgunj, i Read More...

Queen Elizabeth to honour UK health workers during the pandemic

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will recognise the work of hundreds of doctors, nurses, fundraisers and volunteers during the COVID pandemic when the her annual birthday honours list is published next month. The list, which was due to be published in June, was postponed in order to add nominati Read More...

Indian Premier League, IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders, Shubman Gill

Morgan lauds Gill for batting masterclass against Hyderabad

England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan hailed rising India batsman Shubman Gill after the young opener's unbeaten 70 helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday for their first win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Kolkata, beaten by defending champions Mumba Read More...

12-year-old Bajhang girl raped before murder: Post-mortem report

BAJHANG: District Hospital Bajhang has issued the post-mortem report of murdered minor in Bajhang, revealing that she was raped before being murdered. The Bajhang District Police Office (DPO) received the report from the hospital on Saturday. The 12-year-old girl was found dead in a temple on Read More...

Liverpool great Souness backs Thiago to shine in England

Liverpool's new midfielder Thiago Alcantara's vision and passing range is reminiscent of Brazilian great Zico's in his prime and the 29-year-old ticks all the boxes to be a big success in the Premier League, former midfielder Graeme Souness said. Thiago joined league champions Liverpool from Read More...

21 construction companies face action in Bagmati province

BAGMATI: The Road Division Office, Hetauda has proceeded to take action against 21 construction companies who have failed to complete agreed projects in time. The contracts awarded to those companies for the road projects based in Makawanpur, Bara and Parsa districts cancelled as per the Clause Read More...

1,573 new cases take Nepal’s coronavirus tally to 73,394 on Sunday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s coronavirus tally moved to 73,394 as 1,573 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 885 people that had earlier contracted Covid-19 tested negative for the infection as per the Ministry’s latest data. So far, 53,898 people have recovered from the diseas Read More...

Ten Covid-19 fatalities registered on Sunday, death toll advances to 477

KATHMANDU: Ten more individuals diagnosed with coronavirus infection have succumbed to the disease, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed at its regular media briefing on Sunday. Of the deceased, one is a woman while the rest nine are men. Details of the deceased individuals 20- Read More...