Ex-lawmaker injured in gang attack airlifted to Capital

Published On: July 4, 2016 05:49 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, July 4: Former lawmaker Arjun Rai, who was attacked by a gang, has been airlifted to Kathmandu from the district headquarters on a helicopter for further treatment on Monday.

He was attacked by a 12-member gang including Tenjing Sherpa, 22, a resident of Nunthala and Ramesh Achhami,24 , a resident of Katari-8,Udayapur.

Rai, who is a Central Committee member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), was taken to Capital for CT scan as he had received injuries in his head, nose and other body parts.

Ex-lawmaker Rai was thrashed in Hurlung of the district while he was staying at a hotel on his way to Buipa for transporting electric poles for Mewa Khola Hydropower.

According to police, Rai was attacked by a gang of Sherpa and Achhami who were there consuming alcohol.

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