UCPN-Maoist cadres stop water supply

CHAUTARA: The UCPN-Maoist cadres have cut off the water supply mains to two Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Sindhupalchok district, causing inconvenience to the locals.

People of Tekanpur and Tauthali VDCs are without water after the UCPN-Maoist cadres cut off the pipes supplying water to the villages. They cut off the pipes of the Jethal Khola Drinking Water Project constructed 13 years ago.

The UCPN-Maoist cadres are also learnt to have cut off the water supply pipes at a place called Koimajor.

Three thousand people of 450 households at 11 Wards in the two VDCs have been affected after the disruption of the water supply.

It is said a team of 10 UCPN (Maoist) cadres led by one Phulkaji Shrestha of Tauthali VDC-9 cut off the water supply mains to the two VDCs on Sunday and Monday.