Bird flu response team assaulted in Lalitpur
LALITPUR, AUG 31 - A rapid response team of Lalitpur district including the veterinary office chief were manhandled by the locals at Bungmati-9, Khoicha on Friday as they were preparing to slaughter chickens on a farm within the 1 km radius of a bird flu infected farm.
Nineteen people including veterinary chief Mogul Shah were assault ed after over 25 people approached the site and started disrupting their preparations to slaughter the fowls.
Shah said he was kicked while many of his team members were hit in the face. Although two policemen were present at the site, they were helpless, said Shah.
"We have been slaughtering chickens on all farms within the 1 km radius of an infected farm. On Thursday, we had killed chickens on two such farms and were preparing another action while we were assault ed," said Shah.
The incident happened at the site of Ram Govinda Maharjan, whose farm has around 2,000 chickens.
Chief District Officer of Lalitpur Sashi Shekhar Shrestha said he will send a police team to the site to make sure that the slaughter goes unhindered.
Posted on: 2013-08-31 01:59