Sitamarhi: One person died and three others were injured in alleged unprovoked firing by the Nepal Army on the Indo-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district of Bihar, the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) confirmed.
SSB IG Sanjay Kumar told ANI, “I have informed the state government about this incident. The district administration is taking action. We are monitoring everything.” The incident is of Janaki Nagar Border located in Lalbandi area under Sonbarsa police station area.
“At around 8:40 a.m a family was going to Nepal. They were stopped by Nepali security personnel at the border & asked to go back which triggered a verbal altercation. Nepal security personnel fired around 15 rounds, in which 3 persons were injured&one died,” DG SSB, Kumar Rajesh Chandra said.
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The injured have been brought to town for treatment. Local people said that an Indian citizen has been captured by the Nepal Army.
“One person has been detained by Nepali security personnel & we’re in talks with them so that they release him&matters don’t escalate. Everything happened in Nepal, not on the Indian side,” DG SSB, Kumar Rajesh Chandra was quoted by newswire ANI.
According to the information received, the deceased identified as Dikesh Kumar was 25 years old. The injured were identified as Umesh Ram, who was shot on his right arm, and Uday Thakur, who was shot in the right thigh.
At present, both the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) and the local police Lalbandi are positioned at the border. The Nepal army is camping on the Narayanpur border.