Ten people were injured when a clash broke out at Lamki Bazaar in Kailali district following the death of a 19-year-old cyclist after being hit by a truck on Tuesday.
Sunita Rawal of Lamkichuha Municipality-1, Kailali, was killed when she was hit by a truck while returning home from college in the morning.
Shortly after her death, the students of Lamki Multiple Campus took to the street of Lamki Bazaar in protest.
They closed the East-West Highway and vandalised the truck (Na 7 Kha 9233) that had struck Rawal.
Superintendent of Police Abhusan Timsina said the clash erupted after the protesters started hurling stones at the security personnel who were mobilised to maintain peace and order.
Five Nepal Police officers and four Armed Police Force personnel were among those injured in the clash, he added.
They were taken to Lal Ratna Hospital for treatment. SP Timsina said police fired nine warning shots
and as many tear gas shells to disperse the violent mob.
Traffic along the East-West Highway resumed only after 4 pm following a talks between the local administration and Rawal’s relatives.
The local administration has assured to provide compensation to Rawal’s family and initiate legal action against the truck driver.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Twosided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Group Clash|
|Primary Cause||Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||20|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Citizen/Individuals|
|Actor 1 - Youth||unknown|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||20|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation||Police|
|Actor 2 - Youth||unknown|