MARSEILLE — At least 13 people have been injured, one critically, after English and Russian football fans clashed with each other in the French port city of Marseille after the match between England and Russia on Saturday..
AP news agency reported late on Saturday that Russian fans assaulted their English adversaries inside the stadium, right after their countries’ opening match ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Russian supporters were seen storming a section of the ground housing England fans, causing them to flee after the final whistle of the match at the Stade Velodrome.
Video footage and still images posted on social media showed people running towards one side of the stadium in order to escape. Some fans walked through the city bare-chested and with blood dripping from head wounds.
Police made at least six arrests on Saturday, adding to the nine from Friday, and those charged could face trial as early as Monday.
Marseille’s emergency services said among those who were injured were one middle-aged man who was knocked unconscious, while one England supporter suffered a heart attack.
Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“Once again, as over the last 30 years, an international football competition has been the scene of clashes between violent people claiming to be supporters of their national team,” Bernard Cazeneuve, French interior minister, said in a statement after the incident.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost