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Curfew imposed in Panauti after tipper kills mother and daughter



Panauti tension

KATHMANDU, March 17: The District Administration Office Kavrepalanchowk has imposed an indefinite curfew in Panauti to contain the tension that broke out after a tipper killed a woman and her child on Monday afternoon.

The enraged locals of Panauti town had started protest demanding action against the truck driver since yesterday evening after the tipper Ba 5 Kha 5480 hit and killed Jani Maya Gole, 33 and her three-year-old daughter Smarika at Panauti Buspark.

The mother and the daughter breathed their last at Scheer Memorial Hospital in Banepa.

A clash also occurred between the angry protestors and the district police in which three locals and a policeman were injured.

The police had to open fire to take the situation under control while the protestors also vandalized a police beat nearby.

“The DAO authorities were forced to impose the curfew after the situation went out of control,” said Chief District Officer Shrawan Kumar Timilsina.

The curfew, which came into effect at 9:00 am in the morning, will not be lifted until further notice, according to Timilsina.

The curfew is in effect in the area up to 800 metres on the way east to Shankhu from Panauti bazaar, one kilometer on the way to Kushadevi in the west, one kilometer to northern Banepa, and one kilometer to Bethanchowk in the South.

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