The Banke District Administration is preparing to impose curfew in Kohalpur that has become tense after a truck hit a school girl at around 10 Sunday morning.
"The situation is deteriorating further. We are holding meeting of the security committee to impose curfew to prevent the situation from going out of control," Assistant Chief District Officer (CDO) Krishna Kanta Upadhyaya told Setopati.
Prakriti Chand, 12, of Kohalpur-11 was injured when the truck (Na 2 Kha 9459) hit a scooter (Bhe 6 Pa 2740) Sunday morning, according to the police.
The girl, who was riding pillion on the scooter, is seriously injured. The seventh grader at Tribhuvan Higher Secondary School is currently undergoing treatment at the Kohalpur Hospital, according to Spokesperson with Province 5 Police Nava Raj Pokharel.
Teacher at the school Rishi Devkota told Setopati that preparations are on to take Chand to a better hospital for treatment.
The irate locals and school children set the truck on fire and vandalized other vehicles after the accident. The police fired 15 blank rounds and used tear gas shells to take the situation under control.
DSP at the Area Police Office, Kohalpur Hem Bahadur Shahi, a few other police personnel and locals have been injured in the ensuing clash.
A total of 15 persons have been admitted at the Kohalpur Hospital for treatment, according to the hospital.
Published Date: Sunday, Mangshir 22, 2076, 14:04:00