One injured after Nepal police open fire on three Indians


NEW DELHI | JULY 19, 2020:

Police officials, on July 19, informed that one Indian national was injured after Nepal police allegedly shot at three Indian nationals near the Indian-Nepal border in Kishanganj, Bihar. The incident took place on July 18.

The Superintendent of Police of Kishanganj, Kumar Ashish, said that the three men had gone out looking for their cattle and Nepal police opened fire on them.

"We have talked to the Nepal police. The matter has settled for now. However, further investigation is underway," he added.

Villagers informed that the injured individual has been identified as 25-year-old Jitendra Kumar Singh. He and his two friends Ankit Kumar Singh, and Gulshan Kumar Singh had gone out to the farm outside the village near Mafi Tola on the Indo-Nepal border in search of their cattle around 7:30 pm on July 18.

"Nepal Police personnel stationed on the Nepal border opened fire upon seeing them and injured Jitendra Kumar Singh," locals said.

Earlier on June 12, one Indian national was killed and three others were injured after Nepal's security forces opened fire at a group of Indians near the India-Nepal border along Bihar's Sitamarhi district.