Protests at Indo-Nepal border after 2 youth thrashed for carrying beef

Sitamarhi: At least 10 persons, including four SSB jawans, were injured in a clash between the paramilitary force personnel and villagers over thrashing of two locals in Kanwa allegedly for carrying beef to Nepal.

Additional District Magistrate (ADM) D N Mandal told PTI today that the clash broke out on Monday evening when SSB jawans beat up two persons of Kanwa village in Sitamarhi district on Indo-Nepal border for allegedly carrying beef illegally to Nepal.

As news of the thrashing spread, villagers came out in large numbers and clashed with SSB jawans, and both sides also pelted stones at each other, the ADM said.

Four SSB jawans and at least six villagers were injured in the fight, he said.

Peace was restored after intervention of senior district civil and police officials, the ADM said.

Separate FIRs have been registered by SSB and villagers against each other with Bela police station of the district, the ADM said.

One of the injured SSB jawan, Sushil Kumar, alleged that the two persons were illegally carrying beef to Nepal but villagers negated the claim and said the two were carrying some other food items.

SSB has been entrusted the task to guard the border with the Himalayan country. (PTI)

 

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