Teenage protester killed in Rautahat clash; indefinite curfew clamped

RAUTAHAT: An 15-year-old protester succumbed to bullet injuries he sustained in a clash with police, in Gaur, the Rautahat district headquarters, on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Shekh Tabrejj, a tenth grader at the local Juddha Higher Secondary School.

The youth had received a bullet while burning a copy of the Constitution Amendment Bill tabled at the Parliament, near the District Police Office today.

A permanent resident of Tejapakad VDC-1 of the district, he breathed his last at the District Hospital while preparations were underway to airlift him to Birgunj or Kathmandu for further treatment.

Witnesses claimed that police personnel had kicked him with boots even after he was hit by a bullet.

The district headquarters remained tense since this morning as cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front staged protests in front of the DPO.



Meanwhile, the District Administration Office clamped an indefinite curfew in the town area to be effective from 4 pm today to avoid any untoward incident.