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Nepali Congress draws attention towards Barahathawa incident



Kathmandu, Jan 6: The Nepali Congress has expressed sorrow over the Barahathawa incident. The 30-year-old Jay Shankar Saha was killed in the clash erupted between the demonstrators and security persons as the locals demonstrated for upgrading a primary health centre of Barahathawa municipality-6 on Friday.

Issuing a press release today, NC party office chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel reads that NC’s serious attention was drawn towards the death of a local Saha in a gunfire opened by security persons.

Extending heartfelt tribute to the deceased, the NC expressed deep condolences towards the bereaved family members.
It also urged the government to carryout investigation by studying reality of the incident, to manage treatment of the injured and to be serious towards the genuine issues raised by demonstrators.

Requesting one and all to adopt peaceful, disciplined and not-violent measures while raising voices for the rights, the NC appealed to security bodies and all concerned sides for maintaining restraint.

Meanwhile, the local authority in Sarlahi has continued curfew imposed at Barahathawa since Friday afternoon, reasoning likelihood of unrest following the death.

The curfew clamped since 5:30pm Friday to 8:00am today is extended till 8:00am next day, Sunday. The irate locals have not allowed removing the dead body from the incident site. #Nepal


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