A police personnel injured in an attack by drunken group at a police post in Sindhupalchowk on Saturday. Photo: Republica
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 9: Two police officials were injured when a drunken group attacked Tipeni Police Station in Sindhupalchowk on Saturday.
A total of 10-15 individuals on seven-eight motorcycles attacked the police station at Thangpal Rural Municipality-8, leaving two officials injured. Those injured have been identified as Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) Santosh Kumar Jha and Constable Hari Bahadur Magar.
ASI Jha, who was seriously injured, is receiving treatment at the Kathmandu-based Nepal Police Hospital. He has sustained injuries in his face. Likewise, Constable Magar is receiving treatment at Melamchi Primary Health Center.
The attackers broke the doors and windows of the police station. According to Inspector Bal Bahadur Tamang, chief of Area Police Office, Melamchi, the group attacked the station after police officials asked the drunken group not to make noise. “The drunken group attacked the police station,” he said.
“The group pelted stones at the station. Also, they hit the police officials with firewood,” he said, adding that police opened four rounds of bullet in the air to take the situation under control.
After police opened fire, the group fled the scene. Though the group fled the scene, police was able to nab Som Bahadur Tamang, a resident of Melamchi Municipality-9.
According to locals, Tamang is a former Armed Police Force (APF) personnel. Police also seized a total of four motorcycles of the assailants.