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Violence during local elections: One killed, dozens injured in Dolakha

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      May 14 2017

 
Dolakha, Nepal: At least one person killed and dozens other injured when the police opened fire at the Pabati polling center of Melung rural municipality-1 on Sunday afternoon.
 
The police deployed in the polling center opened fire after the cadres of the Nepal Congress and the CPN UML clashes over the issue of capturing the ballot boxes. 
 
It is said that the police team mobilized in the center to maintain the security under the command of inspector Binod Sunuwar had opened the fire after situation turned into the violence. Though, the identities of the deceased yet to ascertained, it is said that the deceased would have a cadre of the CPN UML.
 
According to the reports, the clash erupted after UML cadres attempted to capture the ballot boxes. Dolakha has remained tense throughout the day on Sunday due to the clashes between the cadres of the Nepali Congress, CPN UML and the CPN Maoist Center. 
 
It is said that seriously injured four people are airlifted to Kathmandu for the further treatment. Additional police force has been mobilized to take the situation under control.