Indian national killed in Nepal cross-fire

Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) An Indian national was killed on Monday during a cross-fire between the police and an armed group in Nepal’s Rautahat district.

Along with the victim, Tejhilala Shah, 44, of Bihar’s East Champaran district, one Nepali policeman also received serious injuries, sources said.

Acting on a tip-off that a huge cache of arms was being smuggled into the district via the Lalbakaiya River embankment from India, a joint security squad reached the site.

But the gang comprising three to four individuals opened fire at the police team. The security personnel fired in retaliation and the exchange of firing continued for a short while.

One rifle, a home-made pistol and some bullets were recovered, the police added.