PHIDIM: Normal life in Phidim was affected on Friday when the local women called bandh protesting the death of Pabitra Chauhan.Pabitra, a resident of Iwa Village Development Committee-8 Panchthar, had died on Wednesday due to the unsafe abortion.

The protesters have demanded immediate action against Satya Narayan Thakur, a senior health assistant at Panchthar District Hospital and Bijay Pandey, the proprietor of Anirudra Medical Hall.

Thakur had performed the abortion at his own quarter after Pabitra was taken to Pandey’s medical hall. She was admitted to the district hospital as she had excessive bleeding after the abortion.She died while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Irate locals and the relatives of the victim had gheraoed the district hospital, district police office and District Administration Office on Thursday.

Panchthar police have arrested Thakur and Pandey and started investigation into the case.