YCL cadres beat up UML activist

LAMJUNG: Young Communist League cadres assaulted Lal Bahadur Gurung, regional member of Constituency-2 of the CPN-UML in Lamjung, yesterday evening.

Nine Maoist activists, who were wearing masks, beat him up mercilessly, after herding him to Hadikhola from his home in Archalbote VDC. The Maoists forcibly took him away while he was having dinner. Severely injured due to the beating, Gurung, who is also the chairman of the Archalbote-Gauda road construction committee, is undergoing treatment at Lamjung District Community Hospital. He has sustained injuries on the face.

A few days ago, Maoist cadre Ramchandra Regmi was thrashed in a dispute that erupted during the meeting of the road construction committee. Ever since, the Maoists had been threatening to retaliate. UML’s district chairman Jamindra Man Ghale demanded that the culprits be brought to book immediately.