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Mohattari rape case injured local protest dies during treatement

An agitation has started in Bardibas of Mahottari district today also after Buddhiraj Neupane of Bardibas-1, who was injured in police firing on Tuesday, died in course of treatment at the Grande Hospital in Kathmandu.

Sanjaya had sustained injuries when police opened fire to disperse demonstrators at Bardibas Chowk.

He was immediately taken on helicopter to Kathmandu for treatment and he passed away on Tuesday night.

Demonstrators have obstructed the highway and shut down the local market and all businesses since the morning today after the news of Neupane’s death.

Agitators have been holding demonstrations by burning tires at the major cross-roads in Bardibas.

Demonstrations have been taking place in Bardibas since Tuesday calling for taking action against the murderer of six-year-old Gulbasha (Gulab Sah) Khatun, the daughter of Shahid Alam of Bardibas-14.

Gulab had disappeared from around her house on Sunday evening and her dead body was found dumped in a sack in a bush near the house on Monday.

Police have arrested 26-year-old Arun Kumar Saha of Gaushala municipality-5 on the charge of killing the girl.

With the death of Neupane, the area around Bardibas is tense. To manage and control further tension in the area, a meeting of security committee is being held in the district.                                                        According to CDO Katuwal “Meeting will discuss whether to enforce curfew or prohibitory order”.

The locals are accusing police of shooting the protesters in the name of crowd control.

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