The District Police Office Rautahat has issued an arrest warrant against chairman of Pappu Construction Sumit Rauniyar. Sumit is son of House of Representatives (HoR) member from Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Hari Narayan Rauniyar.
Police issued an arrest warrant against Rauniyar after the kin of victims, who were killed when a boat capsized at Tikuliya Ghat in Gaur municipality-4 on August 24 , filed a complaint against him, informed Rautahat Police Chief SP Kedar Dhakal.
“We’ve summoned him for recording his statement time and again. But he did not come. We’ve issued a warrant after receiving approval from the court,” he told Setopati.
A bridge was constructed near the place by Pappu Construction where the boat capsized on August 24. The kin of victims have claimed that the boat capsized due to the bridge. Five people were killed in the accident.
Pappu Construction was widely criticized for delaying construction works.