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Nepal Police Opens Fire: After the map dispute, firing on Indians has increased tension with Nepal. An Indian was killed in the firing of the Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal on the Sitamarhi border of Bihar, while some others were injured. One person has been taken into custody by Nepal APF. Sashastra Seema Bal is investigating the case.
In this incident, Veekesh Yadav (22) died due to bullet injury while Uday Thakur (24) and Umesh Ram (18) are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Lagan Yadav, 45, was taken into custody by the APF.
The spot is between Janakinagar in Sitamarhi district and Sarlahi in Nepal. According to the information so far, the incident occurred when Lagan Yadav’s daughter-in-law was talking to some Indians in the Nepal region. Lagan Yadav’s daughter-in-law is from Nepal. There is a relationship between people on both sides of the India-Nepal border.
APF officials objected to the meeting on Friday. There was a quarrel on this from both sides. On hearing the noise, 75-80 people from the Indian region gathered on the spot. AFP says that they first opened air firing and then fired at the crowd for fear of losing the weapon. However, investigations are still on and the reasons for the incident have not been officially announced.
Local administration, police, and SSB officials are on the spot. The responsibility of security in this area of the Indo-Nepal border is under 51 battalion of SSB and is on border pillar number 319. The SSB is deployed on a 1,751 km border between India and Nepal.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) DG Rajesh Chandra told news agency ANI that the incident was purely a local issue, which arose due to a local skirmish. Nothing was already going on, it happened suddenly. The Commandant of SSB 51 Battalion has spoken to SP Sarlahi (Nepal).
SP Sarlahi is in contact with SP Sitamarhi. He will file a case and is being investigated. The SSB DG said that the report has been submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs based on the facts found in the initial investigation.