Un­nec­es­sary po­lice sup­pres­sion in­vites ten­sion in Bir­ta­mod

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Bir­ta­mod, the busi­ness cen­tre in Jhapa, re­mained tense for four days be­gin­ning from Fri­day due to the wrong han­dling of a case by the po­lice. Pub­lic blamed DSP Raj Ku­mar Sil­wal for the vi­o­lence in which a demon­stra­tor was killed in a po­lice fir­ing and ten oth­ers were in­jured se­ri­ously. One Ra­jesh Thapa of Ar­jund­hara 11 was killed in the clash. When po­lice led by DSP Sil­wal used un­nec­es­sary force against a small group of peo­ple who were head­ing towards the po­lice of­fice Bir­ta­mod to protest against the killing of 11-year-old boy Lax­am­nSh­vakoti and the re­luc­tance of the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate into the mur­der, the peace­ful protest turned vi­o­lent. The an­gry mob torched ve­hi­cles, van­dal­ized po­lice of­fices and shops caus­ing dam­ages worth mil­lions of ru­pees. The lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion had to im­pose cur­few for three days to bring the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol. The lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion had to trans­fer DSP Sil­wal to quell the ten­sion as peo­ple de­manded ac­tion against him. The case of Bir­ta­mod clearly sug­gested that im­pa­tient shown by po­lice could in­vite more prob­lems. Due to the cur­few busi­ness, schools and col­leges of the area re­mained shut for four days.

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