Police fire tear gas shells to disperse riots obstructing Ghorahi-Tulsipur road section

KATHMANDU: Police have fired at least five rounds of tear gas shells to bring situation under control after local residents of Ghorahi Sub-Metropolis-14 obstructed Ghorahi-Tulsipur road section following the morning's fatal road accident involving a bus and a scooter.

A resident of Ghorahi-18, scooter rider Meghraj Pun (29) was killed while pillion rider Mahesh Budha (24) was critically injured after a bus (Lu 2 kha 1602) heading towards Tulsipur rammed the bike near Shahid Lakhan Thapa Park in Ghorahi-14.

It has been learnt that irate relatives of the road accident victim along with locals went on strike, obstructing the traffic along the Ghorahi-Tulsipur road section.

However, Dang District Police Office stated that some local youths tried to block the road section. Police further said that the traffic has not been affected 'that much' since vehicles have been directed through alternative routes.


Scooter rider killed in collision with bus in Dang

KATHMANDU: A youth died on the spot after the scooter he was riding on was hit by a bus in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City-14 of Dang district late in the morning today.

Dang District Police Office identified the deceased as scooter rider Meghraj Pun (29). Likewise, the pillion rider injured in the incident has been identified as Mahesh Budha (24), both residents of Gorahi-18.

According to the DPO, the bus (Lu 2 Kha 1602) heading towards Tulsipur from the Bus Park in Ghorahi rammed the scooter (Ra 3 Pa 1974), killing Pun and injuring Budha near Shahid Lakhan Thapa Park, at around 11:20 am today.

It has been reported that following the incident, irate locals had vandalised the bus and halted the traffic for about an hour until the ward police office took the driver in custody and the DPO impounded the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the injured has been receiving treatment at local Ghorahi Hospital, police said.