Attack on NC Banke President Koirala: three held, search for others continues

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BANKE, Sept 13: Police held three persons among the guilty for their involvement in assaulting Nepali Congress Banke President Kiran Koirala. Police Inspector Poshan Thapaliya, chief of Dhanauni Area Police, shared that police are searching for other three involved in the incident of assaulting NC district leader.

A group of cadres of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) had reached the programme venue and launched attack on NC Banke President Koirala and other cadres, claimed Sushamshu Koirala, a NC cadre. However, NCP Banke Chair IP Kharel has refuted his allegation. “We do have no policy to disrupt NC’s programme.

It is an unpleasant incident occurred due to personal vengeance between a NC cadre and our youth supporters”. An unruly group of youths had attacked on NC Banke President and other cadres while participating in the second edition of NC’s nationwide awareness drive at Red Cross meeting hall in Sitapur of Banke on Thursday. President Koirala had her hand fractured in the incident. Her treatment was undertaken at Western Hospital in Nepalgunj.

According to Dr Binod Thapa of the Hospital, plaster was performed on the hand of President Koirala as the bone nearby wrist was broken. (RSS)