Sitamarhi: One Indian farmer died and four others suffered injuries, due to gun-firing carried out by the Nepal Police at the India-Nepal border in Sonebarsha, Sitamarhi district. Two of these injured are in severe condition. Moreover, one of the villagers is known to be detained by the Nepal Police. This is the first-ever incident that has taken place in the India-Nepal border region in Bihar. Thus, since then the deployment of Sashastra Seema Bal has been increased on the India-Nepal border. Furthermore, this incident is now being linked to the movements made by Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P Sharma Oli, who published a new map of Nepal as per indication of China and sparked a rage over the border.
On Friday, this incident took place in the Janaki Nagar village, located in Sonebarsha, near the Nepal border. The Nepal Police initiated the gunfire after some argument took place between the Nepal armed forces and locals, who reside near the border. This argument was sparked after the Nepal Police tried to chase away the farmers, who were working near the border. The source of Indian security force have said that the Nepal Police fired 16 rounds, which killed one Indian farmer.
The Union Home Ministry had taken note of this incident and immediately asked for its report to the SSB. Following this, an SSB official drafted the first report and sent it to the Union Home Ministry. Furthermore, there is also news that the senior official of the 51st Batallion of the SSB held talks with the senior official of the Nepal Police. The official further added that they are making efforts to rescue the youth, who was detained by the Nepal Police. The SSB official also claimed this to be a local matter. The Indian officials, however, have not revealed any more information about the issue. But, they are sure to increase the military deployment and to patrol in this border region after such an incident.
This incident is being considered against the background of border conflict initiated by Nepal. Nepal changed its map, wherein it showed Limpiyadhura pass, Lipulekh pass, Kala Pani territory, as well as other Indian villages as a part of Nepal. The Indian analysts claim China to have sparked this conflict.