Nepali man shot dead by Indian police in Kanchanpur

A Nepali man was killed after an Indian police allegedly opened fire at Nepal-India border on Thursday following a dispute over building a culvert over Sano Khola River in Kanchanpur district.

Govinda Gautam, of Punarbas Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur district, died after he sustained bullet fired by Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) inspector of Sampurnanagar station, locals said.

The situation became tense today after the SSB personnel, who came with the locals of bordering Indian town Basahi, opened fire into the air. They were contending that certain Indian Territory was transgressed while digging for the construction.  

India has denied that its Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel opened fire at Nepalis near the border at Ananda Bazaar in Kanchanpur district on Thursday.

“It is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),” read a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. 


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