An Indian was injured after three men were shot by the Nepalese police near the Indian-Nepal border in Bihar’s Kishanganj on Sunday, ANI reported.

The injured person has been transferred to the hospital.
According to the police, the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. when Jitendra Kumar Singh and two of his friends went to the border area, The Times of India reported.

Singh received gunshot wounds in his hand. A probe is underway, said the police superintendent of Kishanganj.

This is the second such incident in the last two months since, on 12 June, at least one person was killed and two others wounded by the Nepalese police in Bihar’s Sitamarhi near the Indian-Nepal border.

According to reports, border police forces in Nepal fired at the people “deep inside Nepalese territory” adjacent to the district of Sitamarhi.
Nepal has a 1,850-kilometer open border with India, and people travel across it for work and other purposes.

However, the international borders were closed on 22 March in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The incident occurred at a time when there was already a tension between the two Asian neighbours. It all started a few months ago after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulek Pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on 8 May.

Nepal opposed India’s move, claiming that the road lies entirely within its territory. Later, the Nepalese legislation adopted a new political map through a constitutional amendment, incorporating the three strategically important Indian regions.

Nepal’s move has been severely criticized by India, and its claims have been considered unsustainable.

Oli’s move called his chair into question and former PM ‘Prachanda’ demanded his resignation, saying that his recent anti-India remarks were “neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate.”

Actor Manisha Koirala, a Nepalese national has urged the people of both countries not to be “aggressive and disrespectful” towards each other.

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