6 May, Nuwakot: In two separate incidents of arson attack, unidentified groups have set fire on vehicles used by candidates contesting the upcoming local level polls.

In Nuwakot, a group vandalized the Scorpio SUV (Ba 11 Cha 3499) of Ram Krishna Thapa, the Nepali Congress candidate for Shivapuri Village Council Chair, and set it on fire, said Inspector Jitendra Basnet of District Police Office, Nuwakot.

The SUV was parked at Shivalaya area of Panchakanya Village Council – 5 after being used during an election campaign. The arson attack took place at 11 pm.

Darkha (Dhading): Meanwhile, in Dhading a vehicle used in the election campaign was been set on fire at Thankre Village Council this morning.

A jeep with registration plate no – Ba 9 Cha 8929 – was attacked at 1:30 am at Sangramtar locality. The vehicle was parked inside the premises of the residence of Raj Kumar Poudel, a CPN (UML) candidate for Ward Chair of Thankre – 2.

A group of three persons is learnt to have vandalized the vehicle and doused it with petrol before setting it on fire. RSS