Indian national shot dead near Nepal border

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Indian national shot dead near Nepal border
Indian national shot dead near Nepal border

Bihar : An Indian national has been killed by the Nepal border police troops after a brief scuffle. He was allegedly trying to go inside Nepal and the troops stopped him because of lockdown guidelines.

45-year-old Laagan Yadav has been taken into the custody by the Nepal border police, they said. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General (DG) Kumar Rajesh Chandra said the incident took place around 8:40 am "deep inside Nepalese territory".

He said, the situation at border is normal. Chandra said the family members from Jankinagar village in Samastipur were inside Nepalese territory as one of the daughters-in-law is a Nepali citizen and the family had gone to fetch her back.

The Nepal APF asked them to leave the territory citing lockdown till June 14 following which an altercation happened and the APF fired 15 rounds, killing one.

"SSB 51st Bn Commandant has already spoken with SP Sarlahi (Nepal) and apprised SP Sitamarhi about this incident," news agency ANI quoted Chandra as saying. "SP Sarlahi is in touch with SP Sitamarhi. They will be instituting a case and it is a matter of investigation." Chandra said this was is a "local issue" that "emerged from a local altercation that was not brewing for long and instantly emerged", adding a factual report formed on the basis of preliminary findings has been submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).