1 Killed, 2 Injured In Alleged Firing By Nepal Security Forces; Indian National In Custody

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1 Killed, 2 Injured In Firing By Nepal Police; Ind
At least one Indian was killed and two were injured after Nepalese Armed Forces on Friday allegedly opened fire on Indian civilians amidst rising tension over the India-Nepal border dispute. The firing took place at the “deep inside Nepalese territory” adjoining Bihar’s Sitarmarhi district, officials said.

An Indian national has been taken into custody by the Nepal Border Police.

According to Sashastra Seema Bal, Director General (DG) Kumar Rajesh Chandra, 'The incident took place around 8.40 am. An Indian family was going to Nepal, which was intercepted by Nepalese security forces on the border. During this time, the atmosphere became so tense that the Nepalese security personnel fired 15 rounds, killing one and injuring three others.

DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra also informed that an Indian citizen has been taken into custody by Nepali security forces. Efforts are being made to release him through negotiations. All these actions took place within Nepal and not on the Indian border.

Congress spokesman Jaiveer Shergill called the firing a ”disturbing" and “worrying” development with the potential to permanently stain and strain the long-standing relationship between both the nations.

He appealed that the Central Government must revisit the strategy made for its neighbouring countries.

The firing of the Nepal army on Indian citizens is being considered as a major unusual incident, linked to the ongoing border dispute between the two countries.

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