Four Excavators Torched in Khotang

  December 1, 2019 By: INSEC

An unidentified group has torched four excavators of Golden good Sherpa Construction brought for blacktopping the Diktel-Chakhewa division road of the mid-hill highway in Khotang on 30 November.

Three excavators were torched in Lapse khola and Pangkhu khola of Dorpa and one in Chakhewa Bhanjyang as informed by company representative Mr Sange Sherpa.  Costing around 90 laks per excavator have been burnt and destroyed completely.

According to Sherpa at around 9 pm on the 30 November construction was going on and probably the fire was set up at around midnight.

The company representative said that the workers in Dorpa construction knew about the fire only after hearing the explosion of the excavator’s fuel tank. But the Chakhewa incident was known only by 1 December morning.

DSP Bamdev Gautam of District Police Office said the police have mobilized in the area after the incident.

Ramdhan Rai