Two youth killed during protests in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: A tragic incident unfolded in Balkumari, Lalitpur, on Friday afternoon as clashes erupted between EPS examinees and the police, resulting in the unfortunate death of one individual. Sujan Raut, a 23-year-old resident of Dailekh, succumbed to injuries sustained in the clash after being rushed to Kist Hospital in Imadol for treatment, as confirmed by police sources.

The initial spark of the confrontation occurred when agitating EPS examinees set fire to a government vehicle utilized by Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Prakash Jwala. Subsequently, tension has gripped the Gwarko area.

In response, law enforcement deployed tear gas and bullets, leading to numerous arrests of protesters implicated in arson activities. The aftermath of this clash underscores the heightened tensions and the unfortunate loss of life in the course of these events.

Update: Another Fatality – Birendra Shah Dies Amidst EPS Protest Turmoil

The toll rises in the aftermath of the EPS exam protest clashes, with another casualty reported. Birendra Shah, who was undergoing treatment at Patan Hospital, succumbed to injuries sustained during the unrest, according to Central Police Spokesperson Kuwer Kathayat. This development adds to the somber atmosphere, raising concerns over the escalating situation and the safety of those involved.

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Friday December 29, 2023, 03:45:44 PM |

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