Nepali killed in Indonesian police encounter

- Post Report, MALAYSIA

Jan 19, 2018-

A Nepali man was shot dead in an encounter by Indonesian police.

Official at Nepali Embassy in Malaysia Premraj Gautam said the deceased is 34-year-old Saran Kumar Tamang, a native of Semjong-7 in Dhading district.

Police had arrested Tamang on January 12 from Jakarta-based Hotel Alpine from where he had been allegedly running a drug business. It is learnt that police nabbed him by impersonating as customer.

Police claimed that Tamang was shot after he supposedly snatched police weapon and tried to attack them while being taken for investigation.

The incident took place a week ago. Upon hearing about it, Nepali Embassy in Malaysia instructed the consulate office in Indonesia to take stock of the news. The consulate office confirmed the death of Tamang.

Police had arrested Tamang along with 3.4 kg drugs from the room no. 204 of the Alpine Hotel. He was shot in his chest and died instantly, reported. 

Published: 19-01-2018 19:07

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