SSB men enter Nepali territory, thrash 5
Among those battered are 65-year-old Til Bahadur GC, 55-year-old Aaite Kumari Bote, 21-year-old Ganesh Aryal, 18-year-old Tam Bahadur Kunwar and 11-year-old Ishwor Dhungana, all of Shankarbasti of the municipality.
According to the victims, eight armed SSB men turned up at a farm where they were grazing their cattle and beat them up severely.
"Two of them attacked me with rifle butts," said Bote. In the aftermath of the incident, hundreds of Nepalis protested against the SSB men's atrocities at the no-man's-land area, demanding action against the guilty and treatment for the injured.
After the situation turned tense due to the protest, additional troops were deployed under the command of Inspector L N Singh, by the SSB, while a team of Nepali policemen was also sent to the place by District Police Office Bardiya. Both sides later held talks, where the victims were also allowed to express their grievances.