CPN-Maoist cares shot at YAN leader

KHOTANG: A leader of CPN-UML affiliated youth wing Youth Association Nepal (YAN) was shot by CPN-Maoist cadres in Khotang district on Monday night.

CPN-Maoist cadres Lokendra Rai and Dhruba Rai of Nerpa VDC Ward No. 3 shot at YAN cadre Pavin Rai from the same place, while the later was returning home after attending a party program.

Lokendra and Dhruba are village committee members of CPN-Maoist while Pavin is Chairman of the YAN Nerpa Village Committee.

Pravin sustained critical injuries on the right side of his back and left part of the face in the shooting, said Bishal Bhattarai, UML Chairman of Khotang District Committee.

The hospital stated that Rai is out of danger now. District Police Office Khotang informed that a search is underway for the CPN-Maoist cadres who are absconding after the incident.

The CPN-Maoist Khotang District In-charge, Dhruba Budhathoki, however, expressed ignorance about the incident. Meanwhile, YAN has issued a press statement and demanded that the persons involved in the incident be brought to book.

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