Patan Bazaar tense after man dies in grader accidentTension ran high in Patan Bazaar of Baitadi on Sunday following a protest by students over the death of a fellow student in a grader accident.
Tension ran high in Patan Bazaar of Baitadi on Sunday following a protest by students over the death of a fellow student in a grader accident.
Two students sustained injures in a clash with security personnel.
Purnananda Pandey, a resident of Patan Municipality-2, died on Saturday after he was run over by a grader machine while the airport was being blacktopped.
Gyalwa Chamlinga Jagdamba JV Construction Company was contracted to build the airport. Marketplaces and educational institutions remained shut and vehicular movement was affected due to the protest.
According to the District Police Office, security personnel had to charge batons and fire tear gas shells to take the situation under control after the agitating students hurled stones at a meeting between the municipality mayor and local police officials. The students, however, said police charged batons on them while they were staging a peaceful protest.
Police said the administration has reached an agreement with the family of the deceased to provide Rs 1,000,000 in compensation to the latter, facilitate the process to get insurance coverage, and take action against the driver.
Vehicles coming from Baitadi and Darchula have been stranded at Patan.