BARDIYA, Nov 4: An unidentified group of robbers has been troubling the villagers of Bardiya district in the border areas. Incidents of looting by the group in several villages have been reported in the past few months. Police on Tuesday arrested a man related to the group.
The man identified as Bhim Subedi was arrested while trying to shoot a policeman with an air pistol near Sarju river.
The open border between Nepal and India is one of the reasons for the rise in crimes in the border areas.
On May 29, this masked group had looted Shiv Bahudeshya, a welfare center near Suryapatuwa VDC. According to a press statement provided by the police, the robbers took away Rs 1.6 million from the center.
Few days before this incident, the group had also looted around eight houses of Dodari VDC soon after dusk. Locals said they took away all the money and other household items from them.
On May 6, a small-scale agriculture welfare center run by a business owner at Sanoshree was also robbed of Rs 300,000. The locals said that such crimes happened because the center keeps huge amount of money on its premises.
Expressing fear of another robbery, Dambar Kesi, chief of the small-scale agriculture welfare center at Sanoshree said, “We have informed the police about the robbery, but they have not been able to arrest anyone.”
However, the police said that they have arrested four suspects related to Shiv Bahudheshya welfare center robbery case. The police claimed that they are going to solve these cases very soon.