One Indian killed, four others injured after they clashed with APF personnel along Nepal-India border in Sarlahi

Published On: June 13, 2020 07:00 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, June 13: One Indian national killed and four others sustained injuries during their scuffle with Nepal's Armed Police Force (APF) personnel at Narayanpur border point between Nepal and India on Friday morning.

The clash erupted after a group of Indian nationals forcefully tried to enter Nepal via the border point at around 9 am today, according to Superintendent of APF Gangaram Shrestha.  

"We were forced to fire five shots on the Indians after they snatched the weapons from APF personnel and attempted to enter Nepali territory," Shrestha said.

Initially, the APF personnel fired at least ten shots in the air to disperse the Indians. "Even after we fired into the air, they did not go back; then we were forced to fire on them,"

One Indian national has been arrested for snatching weapons from the APF personnel, he said.

"Four Indian nationals who were injured in the incident immediately fled to the Indian side of the border. Hence, we don’t know more about their situation now," Shrestha added.

An Indian man who was critically injured died in course of treatment in Bihar. 

The incident site lies along the Nepal-India border in the south-eastern part of Sarlahi district.

Following the incident, Nepal's APF team is holding talks with Indian border force at the incident site.

Amid the lockdown and tightened security along the border, the alleged cross-border movement of smugglers has also been restricted.

Earlier last week, a group of Indian smugglers had attempted to attack the Nepali Armed Police Force personnel at Simara-Phenara border point between Nepal and India in Bishnu Rural Municipality of Sarlahi.



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