UML candidate killed in Nepal

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kathmandu, Apr 9 (UNI) A CPN-UML candidate was killed in Nepal last evening.

Rishi Prasad Sharma, UML candidate for Surkhet was killed when an unidentified group shot him while he was heading from Jahare to Mehelkuna.

A local leader of the UML accused Nepali Congress cadres of killing Sharma.

"There was a clash between the UML and Congress workers at the spot and they fired at comrade Rishi Sharma", Yamlal Kandel UML leader told a local television.

However Kantipur quoted locals as saying that the clash occurred after Sharma was gunned down.

Curfew has been clamped and the election postponed in the district.

Forty-year-old Sharma was UML's candidate in general elections in 1995 and 1999 and was was defeated with slight margins.

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