BIRATNAGAR: UCPN-Maoist on Saturday shut down three eastern districts-Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa-which come under ‘Kochila’ state.

The educational institutions, market and industries remained shut owing to the bandh. Protestors halted vehicular movement by burning tyres on the middle of the road and burned down six motorcycles and a vehicle carrying newspapers. Meanwhile, the clash between the stranded passengers and protestors fuelled tension for around an hour at Jumka. Security has been beefed to avoid any untoward incident, authorities added.