Nepal Election: Candidates set ballot papers on fire, one killed in police firing

Nepal Election Police Firing: Voting for the general election in Nepal was completed on Sunday. About 61 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the election of members of the new parliament and provincial assemblies. One person died in an election-related incident. At the same time, after a dispute in Darchula, the police had to even fire in the air at a polling station. According to media reports, the firing took place at Malikarjuna Secondary polling station in Gawani Bagaura, Ward No. 5 of Sailashikhar Municipality.

According to a report published in The Himalayan Times, District Police Office Darchula said that the dispute at the polling station had temporarily halted the voting process. The controversy took place when a person voted in someone else’s name. The administration said that in the midst of the dispute, the representatives of the independent candidates also broke the ballot boxes. Voting was halted after representatives of the CPN-Maoist Center and independents became involved in a brawl.

Ballots set on fire

After a dispute between independent representative Kamal Bhandari and Maoist agent Kuar Bhandari, the ballot box opened. In Ward No. 1 of Swamikartik Hapar Rural Municipality, Bajura, ballot papers were also set on fire in the polling station. Police is engaged in revealing the people behind the incident and is assuring action.

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According to the official, except for sporadic incidents of violence, the voting was largely peaceful. Officials said that one person died at the polling booth in Nateshwari Vidyalaya of Tribeni Municipality of Bajaura. A 24-year-old youth was shot dead by the police in a brawl after polling was over.

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