Bahraich: An Indian School bus carrying Nepalese children was set on fire by a section of Naxalists along the Indo-Nepal border. No casualties were however reported in the incident. the Bus which belonged to Seemant Inter College in Rupaidiha town had gone to drop the Nepalese students across the border in Nepalganj town.
Following the incident, strong resentment were seen on the Indian side with students and teachers launching protests along with the local people at Nepal gate, resulting in traffic congestion in the area.
The Nepalese officials in a coordination meeting with Bahraich district officials told about the arrest of two people in connection with the incident.