Different organisations and the kin of the victim enforced a district-wide general shutdown in Syangja on Wednesday to protest against the death of two locals in police firing that took place at Chapakot, towards southeast of the district on Tuesday.
Nepal Tarun Dal, youth wing of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the family of the people killed in the incident have called for a bandh [shutdown] demanding compensation to the victims' families, free medical treatment to those injured in the incident and an impartial investigation into the incident.
The protesters have also demanded that the persons involved behind the firing be sacked and the deceased be declared martyrs.
Two people died after police opened fire on a group of demonstrators who were demanding prompt investigation into the death of one Maya BK in the district some two weeks back. Twenty-five people including police personnel sustained injuries after demonstrators attacked the police station on Tuesday accusing the police of “avoiding investigations into the death of BK calling it a suicide”.
Factories, market, transport and educational institutions at Putali Bazaar, Waling, Galyang and other townships of the district are closed since the morning today due to the bandh. The bandh enforcers have blocked the roads with logs and stones.