DARCHULA, Nov. 20 -- Purnabas Municipality of Kanchanpur district allocated Rs 500,000 for the construction of a culvert some two years ago to facilitate the movement of the locals of Ananda Bazar.

The municipality initiated the construction with the help of the locals. The culvert was being constructed well within the Nepali territory about 500 meters inside the Nepal-India border.

But, the Indian border security force started vandalizing the culvert. As the culvert was in the Nepali territory, the locals protested against the move of the Indian side. The Indian security personnel opened fire on the protesters. A Nepali citizen Govinda Gautam was shot dead by the Indian border security officials.

As Indian side opened fire on proteste...