Kathmandu: An incident of stone pelting was reported by the Nepal side in Uttarakhand Dharchula district reportedly over the objection to the construction of an embankment in the Kali river by India.
Initial report suggests that stones were hurled at Indian workers for about 4 hours which hurt the workers engaged in the construction work. The attack also damaged the poclain machine and injured the driver who was operating it.
According to sources, Nepalese had been pelting stones at Indian workers for many days, as a result of which the construction work had to be stopped for a while.
Sources said that the Nepalese security agencies did not act upon the attack by the Nepalese on the Indian side.
In light of the ongoing stone pelting, a Service Selection Board (SSB) and local administration team arrived at the scene and started an investigation.
Following the incident, the international suspension bridge connecting India and Nepal was closed, preventing citizens from travelling between the two countries.
Indian locals and traders said they will continue to protest until the Nepal administration takes action against the stone pelters, as per reports.