Bethari Bazaar Police firing survivor narrates disheartening incident

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Nepal, Oct 28 (ANI): Saraswati Maurya, a resident of Hati Bangai village is the lucky to have survived the September 15 police firing at Bethari Bazaar. On that day, Saraswati had gone to buy household items from the market when the security forces carried out indiscriminate firing at the busy marketplace. She felt unconscious after a bullet hit her shoulder. Nepal has recently witnessed violent protests by the Madhesi people who live in the fertile Terai plains bordering India. The other minority communities have also protested as discriminatory the new Constitution promulgated on September 20. The Madhesi people are helpless and have less faith in the government. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), at least 45 people were killed during the protests in August and September in the Terai region.

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