One killed in clash



Itahari (Sunsari), March 18, A person died in a clash with a group of youths at Dharan Sub Metropolitan City-15, Ganatantra Chowk in Sunsari district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Bhakta Bahadur Rai. Dispute took a nasty turn after Rai thrashed and chased away the group of local people over a dispute with an ice-cream seller in the local settlement.
Local youths inquired Rai whether he paid for ice-cream con brought from the seller, leading to the clash, eye-witness said.
Later, the group of local youths returned with sharp-edged weapons and attacked Rai to death, police confirmed.
Rai died on the way to Dharan-based B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, police said.
Three attackers injured in the fight—Shukraraj Rai, Prajwal Tamang and Ratan Khatri—are receiving treatment at the hospital, said Police inspector Rajan Parajuli.
Other attackers—Pawan Pariyar, Kishor Rai and Bannu Pariyar—are at large, police said.