KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Three persons including a policeman killed in bomb blast occurred in Dhanusha district Friday midnight.
The powerful explosion occurred near a house belonging to Rajeshwor Shah based in Mahendranagar area of Chhireswarnath municipality-5, according to local police authorities.
House owner 46-year-old Rajeshwor Shah and his son 24-year-old Ananda Shah died on the spot, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajendra Chaudhary said.
Police Inspector Ameer Dahal deployed from Area Police Office, Mahendranagar was injured in the blast who had reached blast site to defuse the bomb after the local residents informed them about the bomb placed in their village Friday midnight. The blast took place immediately after the police team reached the site.
Police Inspector Dahal died while undergoing treatment at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences today morning.
Three others who sustained injuries in the same incident are undergoing treatment and their condition is critical, according to SP Chaudhary. The injured are police constable Rijan Mahato, house owner Shah's another son Prakash and daughter Anjali.
It was not immediately clear about who placed the bomb.