RAJBIRAJ, June 1: Individuals who obstructed vehicular movement for seven hours along the Kalyanpur section of the east-west highway in Saptari district on Wednesday protesting load-shedding vandalized nearly a dozen vehicles, including a Republica vehicle.
A group smashed the windshield of the vehicle (Ko 1 Cha 4552) that was traveling from Janakpur to Biratnagar after delivering Republica and Nagarik dailies.
Police had to resort to baton charge that left half-a-dozen strike enforcers injured.
The strike was lifted after Saptari´s Chief District Officer Kailash Nath Kharel agreed to discuss the strikers´ demands.
The strikers say there is not even an hour of electricity supply in Kalyanpur per day.