Unidentified group torches ward office in Vice President Pun's hometown

Published On: August 26, 2019 12:32 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Aug 26: An unidentified group on Sunday night torched Ward 2 Office of Pariwartan rural municipality and detonated an improvised explosive device.

According to the police, the group had set fire placing a jute sack at the doors of the office and spraying diesel on them. The village is the hometown of Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun.

The locals doused the fire immediately. Therefore, no further damage was reported. 

“The villagers went to the spot thinking it might be due to lightning, but it turned out to be an explosion,” said Nar Bahadur Dangi, a local.

In a press release, Ward chairperson Hari Prasad Budha condemned the incident.

Rolpa police chief Dipak Khadka confirmed the incident and further said that police are searching those involved in the incident.

“We have launched an investigation into the incident,” Khadka added. 

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