Two killed in fresh Lahan unrest, curfew imposed again
Jan 22- The relative calm in unrest-torn Lahan today morning proved short-lived when tensions soared in the afternoon after two people were killed in fresh clashes between police and protestors. The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) claims a ninth grader, 15-year old Pramod Sada of Lahan-4, Mirzapur, and another Bijaya Kumar Sahani were killed in the incident when the police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators when they descended on the unit police station in Lahan.Meanwhile, talking to ekantipur over the phone, Chief District Officer Shashi Shekhar Shrestha said that the police had opened fire in self–defense. (more)
Two more injured in Lahan violence die
Jan 23 Two more persons, who were injured in a clash between Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) activists and police in Lahan, Siraha district, yesterday died Tuesday. The dead have been identified as 18-year old Mohammad Mudasin and 32-year old Bechan Yadav. Mudasin died while undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital in Chhauni, Kathmandu, while Yadav died while being taken to Kathmandu for treatment.
An army helicopter had airlifted 14 injured persons including three policemen to Kathmandu for treatment last night. Nine persons are still undergoing treatment at the army hospital. The injured policemen are undergoing treatment at the police hospital.