East west highway blocked in protest of killing Youth

East West Highway

Locals have blocked the East West Highway in Kailali in protest of the killing of a youth. 

Bhupendra Baduwal of Lamki was killed by a knife in Tikapur Municipality-1 on Tuesday night.

Locals have blocked the highway in Lamkichuha Municipality demanding action against those involved in the murder.

The Far-Western Provincial Traffic Police Office stated that there was a problem in the operation of vehicles after the victims blocked the highway on Wednesday morning. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded after vehicles left for destinations from various places were stopped at Lamki after the highway was blocked.

Baduwal, 22, of Lamki was stabbed to death in a clash between two groups near Siddhartha Hotel in Tikapur Municipality-1 on Tuesday night. Police have arrested four people on suspicion of involvement in his murder and are investigating.