Nepal Police fire on Indian citizens in Bihar’s Kishanganj; civilian injured
PATNA: A person was injured after Nepal Police opened fire and shot at three Indian nationals near the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar’s Kishanganj. The incident is said to have taken place on Saturday (July 18) evening.
According to ANI, the injured was immediately rushed to a nearby primary health centre and an investigation was launched into the matter. Kishanganj SP confirmed the development and said a probe is underway.
This is the second such incident to have been reported from the India-Nepal border in recent times. Last month, the Nepal Armed Police Force, responsible for border security, had opened fire on a group during a clash at a border point near Sitamarhi in Bihar, killing one Indian and injuring two others.
Senior police officers of Nepal and Bihar and the Sashastra Seema Bal had, however, stuck to calling it a local incident, and maintained that it had nothing to do with the border row between Delhi and Kathmandu over territorial claims to Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in Uttarakhand.
The injured, identified as Jitendra Kumar (25) was first admitted to a primary health centre in Terhagachh from where he was referred to a Purnia hospital for better treatment. According to reports, his condition is said to be critical.
According to reports, the injured, along with two companions, had gone to a farm near Mafi Tola along the Indo-Nepal border in search of their cattle at around 7:30 pm on Saturday.
Nepal Police deployed at the border opened fire at youths in which Jitendra Singh received bullet injuries.
(With Agency Inputs).