Gajendra Bishwakarma, a gold trader in Nawalparasi, narrowly escaped a targeted shooting on Saturday. An unidentified group launched an attack on Bishwakarma, a permanent resident of Bardaghat municipality-4, near Kukurmara of Bardaghat municipality-16.
The incident occurred as he was en route home after closing his gold outlet at Susta rural municipality-1, according to local police.
Bishwakarma sustained a gunshot wound to his arm during the assault and is currently receiving treatment at the Bhairahawa-based Universal College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital.
The police, led by Resham Bohora, Deputy Superintendent of Police and Information Officer at the District Police Office East Nawalparasi, are actively searching for the assailants involved in the incident.