A person died and more than a dozen more were injured in a clash that erupted between police and locals in Rautahat district on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Ramud Sah of Laxmipur VDC of the district. He was killed when police fired several rounds of shots in the air to disperse the crowd that had been blocking the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section in the district to protest against the arrest of a tractor driver involved in an accident recently.
Twelve people were injured when police fired shots in the air to take the situation under control and maintain law and order. Police also had to fire 15 rounds of tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.
The clash between the police and locals ensued as latter were protesting against the arrest of a tractor driver who was involved in a road accident about a week ago in which a motorcyclist had died.
The locals said the tractor carrying marriage procession at the time had not hit the motorcyclist. Instead the motorcyclist had slammed his bike on the tractor. The locals claim the tractor was not on the fault and its driver is innocent and also demanded that the police return the seized tractor to its owners. nepalnews.com