Curfew continues at Barahathawa Municipality in Sarlahi

MALANGAWA: The District Administration Office Sarlahi has clamped a curfew in Barahathawa Municipality from the afternoon today until tomorrow morning.

Chief District Officer of Sarlahi, Komal Prasad Dhamala, said the curfew has been imposed, reasoning the likelihood of unrest following the death of a person in a clash. The curfew clamped from 5:30 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday is extended till 8 am today.

But the district administration further extended the curfew from 12:45 pm today till 8 am tomorrow, Monday, in view of the sensitivity of the situation and to maintain peace and security.

The curfew has been clamped in areas covering Bramhasthan on the way to Sitapur to the east, the canal on the way to Hajariya to the west, the Hanuman Temple to the south and the Soti-Chornia bridge to the north.

The DAO said any kind of assemblies and movement of people have been prohibited within this perimeter.

A person died in a protest on Friday.

The 30-year-old Jay Shankar Saha was killed in the clash that erupted between the demonstrators and security personnel as the locals demonstrated for upgrading a primary health centre of Barahathawa Municipality-6.

Police had lobbed tear gas shells and fired into the air to contain the situation where demonstrators pelted stones on a residence of Barahathawa Municipality mayor, Kalpana Katuwal, and municipality office.





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