Armed Police Personnel patrol on the southern border. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: A clash ensued between Armed Police Force (APF) and some Indians tried to snatch a gun from the APF personnel in Sarlahi while trying to enter Nepal on Friday leaving one dead and five injured.
According to Mohan Bahadur GC, the Chief District Officer(CDO) of Sarlahi district, one person was killed and five others including 3 APF personnel are injured in the incident.
SP Ganga Ram Shrestha said that Vikesh Kumar, 27, of Janakinagar, India was killed in the firing.
CDO GC informed that the incident began APF personnel stopped some Indian nationals trying to enter Nepal’s border unlawfully.
“When the Indians entering unlawfully tried to loot weapons of the security persons deployed at the border, the APF had to open fire at the intruders,” GC explained how the incident occurred.
According to APF, only after opening the fire, they were able to get their looted weapons back.
Likewise, 3 APF personnel were also injured in the incident.
Prior to this as well, the Indians who had attacked the security forces in various locations of Bara and Jhapa districts, the police had to open fire to control the situation.