Banke: A policeman died on the spot and another one was critically injured as a jeep hit them last night in Kohalpur, Banke.
The jeep (Bhe 1 Cha 3407) knocked 29-year-old policeman Bishal Oli, who was on duty, to death.
Likewise, assistant head constable of Nepal Police Lal Bahadur Budha Chhetri, 32, was seriously hurt in the accident. Budha Chhetri is taken to Kathmandu in a helicopter for further treatment after the basic treatment at Kohalpur Medical College, according to spokesperson of District Police Office, Banke, Narayan Dangi.
Oli and Budha Chhetri were on duty at Madanchowk of Kohalpur along the East-West Highway last night.
Budhachhetri has serious injuries in head, face and chest. Absconding from the scene after the accident, jeep driver Arjun Basnet of Ghorahi-11 in Dang district was held from Kohalpur-2.
According to the police, investigations into the case are initiated.