Koteshwor, Thimi and Kaushaltar areas remained tense for several hours since early morning Wednesday due to protests organised by the kin and fellow students of the two teenagers beaten to death on accusation of abduction in Dhunchopakaha, Thimi, yesterday.
|Â Students of Adarsha Janapremi Higher Secondary School at Kaushaltar, Bhaktapur, stage protest against the killing of two teenagers, who were mistaken as kidnappers, by the locals of Dhunchopakaha in Thimi, Wednesday, July 08 09. nepalnews.com/ANA|
Vehicular movement in these areas and the Araniko Highway was halted while shops were closed for hours due to the protests.
The relatives and students of Adarsha Janapremi Higher Secondary Schoolgheraoed the Koteshwar police post demanding action against those involved in Tuesday's incident.
The situation in Koteshwor and Thimi areas returned to normal in the afternoon due to heavy presence of the police. Vehicular movement along the Arniko highway has now resumed.
One of the deceased, Sabin Mahat Chhetri, was a grade XII student at Adarsha Janapremi. The other deceased Jiban Thapa Magar was a student at King's Academy.
The locals had ruthlessly beaten the two teenagers and two others at Dhunchopakha yesterday wrongly alleging them of trying to abduct a child from Himchuli Boarding School. Two others were critically injured and are undergoing treatment at B & B Hospital, Satdobato.
Police said the teenagers were involved in a gang fight and were running away when a group of local people started beating them in Dhunchopakha on accusation of child abduction.Â nepalnews.com