KATHMANDU: Leaflets of the Tarai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha led by Jaya Krishna Goit were found at the site of the bomb blast at the Land Revenue Office in Lahan Municipality of Siraha, Sunday afternoon.
Police suspect that the group may have detonated a cooker bomb as leaflets of the group were found at the site of the blast.
Eight people were injured in the blast on Sunday afternoon.
Among the injured, Dinesh Kumar Bhandari’s condition is said to be critical, said DSP Shaligram Sharma of District Police Office, Siraha.
He said that the injured were being treated at Saptarishi Hospital in Lahan.
Meanwhile, two of the eight people injured in the explosion are being airlifted to Kathmandu this afternoon.
According to Siraha Police, Shiv Kumar Yadav, 38, of Bishnupur-3 and Dinesh Kumar Bhandari, 30 of Dhangadhimai-4, are being brought to Kathmandu for further treatment.
The police informed that Yadav is a Land Revenue Office staff and Bhandari a beneficiary.
Likewise, Bhola Bahadur Magar of Dhangadimai -13, Dinesh Kumar Bhandari of Dhangadimai -4, Phul Kumari Thakur of Golbazar-4, Bechani Magar of Golbazar-6, Laxmi Narayan Magar of Golbazar-6, Lal Bahadur BK of Lahan Municipality-16, and Badri Narayan Yadav of Bhagawanpur-3 are injured in the blast.
The Goit group was very active during the Madhes-centric movement, but had gone inactive during the armed movement led by CK Raut and Netra Bikram Chand “Biplav”.
Both Raut and Chand have signed peace agreements with the government.