Curfew clamped in Kalikot
Police have used force against the civil society leaders who were staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office here today to protest the death of a Myadi (temporary) police recruit, Bibek Aidi, who died during a clash between the police and the temporary police personnel on Friday according to RSS source.
More than 20 locals and one policeman have been injured in a clash that ensued after police used force against the civil society members and the local people.
The District Administration Office has clamped a curfew in the district headquarters, Manma, until further notice after the situation turned tense.
Although discussions were held among the family members of the victim, the political parties, civil society and the administration regarding the incident, no compromise was made, said Ratna Karki, civil society leader and journalist, who participated in the meeting.
Representatives from the victim’s side have demanded that the late Aidi be declared a martyr, his family be compensated properly and the dispute over the salary to the temporary police personnel be investigated into.
Karki said today’s meeting ended with the district administration’s request to the victim’s side to wait until Sunday, saying that it could not fulfill all the demands and many of the demands required the decision from the Ministry.
Regional Administrator Suresh Pradhan, Deputy Inspector General of Police Surya Bikram Shah and Deputy Inspector general of Investigation Bureau, Tekendra Shakya had arrived here from Surkhet for the meeting.
Police said that they had to use tear gas shells in self-defence to bring the situation under control after the locals pelted stones at them.
Aidi of Shanni Triveni rural municipality-4 died in police firing into a rally organized by the temporary police personnel on Friday.
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