KATHMANDU, March 1: A man hurled shoes on the chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal at City Hall in the capital on Sunday, shortly after he addressed a public event.
However, Dahal narrowly escaped the shoe attack at around 4 PM. The incident took place when the former prime minister was coming back to his seat after making a speech at the program organized to mark the 1st death anniversary of communist leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari.
It is learnt that the person who hurled shoes on Dahal was Ratan Tiruwa, 22, from Jumla. Tiruwa is son of a former Maoist combatant.
The police have already arrested him and kept at Singh Durbar Police Circle. The police have launched a probe into the incident.