Siddhartha Highway opens

Syangja, Ocotber 26:

Traffic on the Siddhartha Highway that was blocked by locals resumed this evening.

The locals had been demanding treatment expenses for and compensation to a child, who was critically injured after being hit by a taxi at Bangkhola near Syangja Bazaar on Wednesday.

Four-year-old Sujan Gurung, of Putalibazaar municipality-4, is undergoing treatment in the Manipal Teaching Hospital, in Pokhara.

Traffic resumed after the party concerned agreed to foot the medical bills of the child, the District Police Office said.