RAJBIRAJ: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) will hold joint funeral procession of four persons, who were killed in Monday's police firing in Siraha, on Saturday.

An all-party meeting on Thursday took the decision for the procession, National Madhes Socialist Party Central Secretary, Gajendra Mandal "Anurag" said. Saptari's Chief District Officer (CDO) Krishna Bahadur Katuwal was also present in the meeting.

Secretary Mandal added that the meeting decided to recommend the demands put forth by the UDMF to the Home Ministry through the local administration.

The UDMF has demanded declaring those killed as martyrs, providing appropriate compensation to the bereaved families, providing treatment expenses of the injured and providing government job to one member each from the victims' families.

The UDMF on Monday tried to disrupt the Mechi–Mahakali campaign of the CPN -UML at the Gajendra Nnarayan Singh Industrial Corridor in Rajbiraj, triggering a clash with the police.

Sanjan Mahato (25) of Maleth -2, Pitambar Mandal (50) of Maleth-4, Birendra Mahato of Maleth – 4 and Saniyar Ananda Kumar Sah (35) of Tangari of Prasabani -4 were killed in police firing.

Their bodies will undergo post-mortem examinations at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences following which a funeral procession will be held on Saturday from Rajbiraj to Lahan.

Three of the bodies will be brought back for cremation near Maleth while Sah's body will be cremated at Prasabani.

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