Friday, December 14, 2007

Bhutanese refugee shot


DAMAK, Dec 13 - Unidentified individuals shot and injured a Bhutanese refugee in Damak Thursday. Arjun Subba, 31, of Hut no. 71 in sector D of Beldangi camp-1 sustained injuries to the stomach and right hand. He was rushed to Life Life Hospital in Damak, where doctors said he was out of danger.

According to area police office Damak, Subba was shot at Hawaldar Chowk some two kilometers from the refugee camp. According to Chabilal Thapa, another refugee, who witnessed

the shooting, two motorcyclists stalking Subba fired at him.

Thapa added that a woman shot at Subba from the motorbike which had no number plate.

Two of the shots misfired and Subba was injured by the third shot. Members of the Bhutanese Maoist party had spread pamphlets in the camp during Tihar festival, threatening to kill Subba and many other refugees for failing to vacate the camp within 15 days.

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