Voter dies while returning home

Posted on: June 28, 2017 | views: 1498

Four people are reported to have died while taking part in today's second phase of local election.

The deceased are from Ilam, Jhapa, Palpa and Udaypur district.


A voter breathed his last while returning home after casting vote in Ilam district today. 

The deceased has been identified as Chetnath Acharya of Rong Rural Municipality in Ilam. He died while being treated at B&B Hospital at Birtamod in Jhapa district. 

Similarly, 85 years old Narendra Bhandari died in course of casting vote in Damak municipality in Jhapa.

Purna Chandra Bhattari of 84 years old from Palpa district died while in queue for voting.

Also, Srilal Chaudary, aged 70 from Udaypur districted breathed his last while returning home after casting vote. 

Voting halts at three locations in Kailali, Achham

Voting at Pandu Secondary School polling station in Jayaprithivi Municipality-3 in Kailali has been suspended following a clash between the groups of two different political parties. 

Voting halted due to the tense situation following the clash, said deputy Inspector General of Police Romendra Deuja. 

Likewise, voting stopped at a polling satiation in Baijanath rural municipality in Achham district following a clash between two groups of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML. 

Also, voting briefly halted at Nandeshwori Maligadh polling center in Mellekh rural municipality in Achham following a clash broke out between cadres of the UML and CPN (Maoist Center). 

Police had to fire three rounds of teargas shells to contain the tense situation, said the District Police Office.