One killed, seven Injured as NC, clash of NCP cadres

One killed, seven Injured as NC, clash of NCP cadre
The police inspect the site of a violent confrontation between the Nepali Congress and the NCP cadres in the rural municipality of Ramnagar, Sarlahi, Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Ramnagar, October 30

A member of the Nepali Congress was shot dead and seven others were injured in a clash between the Nepali Congress and the Nepali Communist Party (NCP) in the rural town of Ramnagar, Sarlahi, today. The deceased was identified as Ram Bilash Mahato,60. Police said Mahato was shot dead in the fight at 8:30 today. Seven people were hit by bullets, lathis and stones. Mahadev Yadav, Shreenarayan Mahato, Bhojendra Mahato, Prem Narayan Mahato, Mukesh Prasad Kuswaha, Bibek Mahato and Pramod Sahani were treated for injuries in a local health facility, police said. NCP executives attacked district president Ram Naresh Mahato last night to unilaterally assign the budget to development work. The dispute that began after the Mahato attack culminated in today’s violence. Mahato is being treated at the district hospital in Malangawa. The clash broke out when the NC cadres gathered to protest after yesterday’s attack on Mahato. An eyewitness said that Mahato’s uncle, his uncle, Ram Bilash, was killed when shots were fired from Shree Narayan Yadav’s home after the fight broke out. According to the wife of the late Mantutiya Devi Mahato, Ram Bilash collapsed on the spot when three bullets hit him in the abdomen and mouth. He accused the shots fired on Mahato as he was about to close his shop. He survived by two sons and a wife. The houses of the NC paintings have been vandalized. Police personnel deployed by the local police office, Gadhiya, drove NCP cadres from the crash site and brought the situation under control, local Binod Mahato said. About 300 members of the Nepal police and the APF of Sarlahi and Rautahat were employed at the accident site. The member of the CN, Amresh Singh, who has reached the scene of the incident, has accused the government of killing a director of the NC in a premeditated way. “The incident occurred due to negligence on the part of the police administration,” he accused Singh. Singh warned of protest until the culprits were booked. Sarlahi police chief, SP Poshraj Pokhrel, said police had begun an investigation to capture the perpetrators. SP Pokhrel said preparations are under way to send the body to the post-mortem district hospital.