PATNA: A guy received bullet injuries when a group of Nepal’s armed police force (APF) opened fire on him if he crossed on the boundary at Kishanganj district late on Saturday evening to grab his ox that had fled into the neighbouring nation.
Victim Jitan Kumar Singh (31), a resident of Mafi Tola beneath Khaniabad panchayat, is undergoing therapy at Purnia sadar hospital where his condition is said to be critical as a result of excessive bleeding.
This is actually the second such episode along the India-Nepal boundary in the previous one-and-a-half months. On June 12, an Indian citizen, Vikas Rai (22), had been killed and two others were wounded after Nepal APF opened fire on a mob between Jankinagar at Sitamarhi district and Sarlahi at Nepal.
Saturday’s episode happened around 7. 30pm after Jitan was coming home from his agricultural area near the global boundary near Fatehpur border outpost at Kishanganj district. Among the two oxen fled Nepal, crossed no man’s property and entered Nepal’s land. Jitan crossed the porous border and entered Nepal to grab hold of the ox.
Suspecting Jitan for a cows smuggler, among those members of the APF opened fire, causing irreparable injuries . Jitan was, however, rescued by natives.
The natives said they strove to convince the APF employees that Jitan was a farmer rather than a cows smuggler, but in vain. “The APF fired three rounds to frighten off the mob. One of those bullets struck Jitan’s armpit,” they stated.
On obtaining information concerning the episode, commandant of 12th battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Lalit Kumar hurried to the spot and pacified the villagers, who were shouting slogans against Nepal authorities. The commandant said the episode happened between boundary column amounts 151 and 152 close Fatehpur.
“We’re in touch with our counterparts in Nepal. Such events shouldn’t have occurred. A meeting with all the officers of the Nepal police and the regional inhabitants will be held shortly to settle the situation. Most residents of this region have their agricultural land near the global boundary,” the deputy commandant said, including the situation was under control.
Kishanganj SP Kumar Ashish stated on Sunday the SSB officials were hoping to settle the situation. “The neighborhood police officers are requested to aid the SSB responsible for order and law in the boundary,” that the SP added.
This is actually the second such episode along the India-Nepal boundary in the previous one-and-a-half months. On June 12, an Indian citizen, Vikas Rai (22), had been murdered and two others — Uday Thakur and Umesh Ram — were wounded when Nepal APF opened fire on a mob between Jankinagar at Sitamarhi district and Sarlahi at Nepal.