School teacher arrested for planting bomb in Nuwakot district

NUWAKOT:  A school teacher has been arrested for his alleged involvement in anti-election activities in Nuwakot district on Wednesday, police said.

Police said teacherMadhu Sudan Paudel of Mahendra Secondary School in Likhu of Shivapuri Rurual Municipality was arrested for planting a bomb at the house of Nepali Congress leader Uddav Bahadur Thapa this morning at Shivapuri-4 in the district.

The suspect was arrested in the afternoon.

Poudel is reported to be the district leader of the teachers association close to Nepal Communist Party.

Further investigation into the incident is underway, police inspector Kailash Bhattarai at the District Police Office said.