Saturday, February 16, 2008

Curfew in Bhaktapur: One shot dead

The Bhaktapur district administration has imposed curfew in the city on Friday evening after continued clash between security forces and protestors.

The curfew has been imposed in municipalities between Kamal Binayak, Jagati and Sallaghari from 7 p.m. today till 4 a.m. tomorrow.

At least 11 policemen including Inspector Deepak Dhungel and several protestors have been injured during the scuffle that left the city tense throughout today. The clashes occurred in Suryabinayak, Byasi and Durbar Square areas.

The residents organised protests against the oil crisis. Later, the protestors demanded punishment against the murder of Krishna Prasad Suwal. Police said two persons have been arrested in connection with the murder.

The protestors set ablaze the tourist fee counter at Durbar Square. The Arniko Highway remained deserted due to the protests.

The protestors also misbehaved with journalist Gokul Shrestha and burnt his motorcycle. The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have denounced the action

One shot dead for defying curfew in Bhaktapur

A person has been shot dead after he reportedly defied curfew in Bhaktapur city on Friday night.

The security personnel had opened fire after an unidentified youth defied the curfew in Golmadhi area of Bhaktapur city. He later succumbed to his wounds at Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj.

After the tension flared up following murder of a local youth on Wednesday night by unidentified assailants, the locals of Bhaktapur had protested and gheraoed district police office on Friday.

As the scenes started to turn nastier, the local administration clamped curfew in city area from 7 pm Friday till 4 am Saturday


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