Balkumari incident update: two dead as security personnel open fire when Minister Jwala’s car torched

Photo: Barsha Shah

With one more person succumbing to his injury, the number of dead in the Balkumari incident has reached two.

The two youths are reported dead as security personnel who allegedly torched a car belonging to Prakash Jwala, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

One of them was declared dead in Kist Hospital while the other person succumbed to injury at Patan Hospital.

Angry youths who have been protesting on issues relating to examinations on EPS (Employment Permit System) to go to Korea for employment set ablaze a car at Blakumari today. The ablaze car with registration number BA 2 Jha 586, belongs to Prakash Jwala, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

An attempt by Minister Jwala’s personal security officers to disperse the mob by opening fire did not work.

The protesters asked those in the car to leave and immediately torched it, officials said.