KATHMANDU — Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato, one of the key leaders of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, was injured in a clash with police at Rani customs point, near Biratnagar of Morang district, on Saturday.
Mahato has sustained serious wounds on his head and legs. While police claimed that Mahato was injured by stones tossed by the protesters from the Jogbani area crosswise over Nepal-India border, Sadbhawana Party leader Santosh Mehta accused security forces for using excessive force.
After the clash, Mahato and other UDMF activists went to the bordering Indian town of Jogbani where Mahato received primary treatment. Later he was brought to Biratnagar-based Golden Hospital and admitted in the ICU.
Mahato, alongside other Morcha activists, was staging a sit-into hinder the fringe point. The UDMF protesters then crossed into the Indian domain and heaved stones at police. Police had lobbed some tear gas canisters and charged batons to prevent any untoward situation. Five Morcha activists were also arrested.
Meanwhile, Upendra Mahato, a Central Committee member from Sadbhawana Party, wrote on Facebook that the protesters seized leader Mahato from the police custody and took him to the Golden Hospital in Biratnagar.Follow @gorkhapost
7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision
DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.
The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.Follow @gorkhapost