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SKM workers made a vicious attack on our party workers: SDF

GANGTOK,: Opposition SDF has accused ruling SKM workers of viciously attacking the SDF workers and common public at Rinchenpong constituency in West Sikkim on Monday.

In a press statement, SDF spokesperson Krishna Kharel alleged that the SKM workers made a vicious attack on SDF workers who were on a ‘Sikkim Bachao Abhiyan’ at Middle Takuthang, Rinchenpong constituency.

Six SDF youth leaders are seriously wounded and under treatment at Namchi district hospital, said Kharel. We strongly condemn such inhumane act of the SKM and demand the police to immediately arrest the culprits and take action as per law, he said.

Kharel also dismissed the media statements given by the SKM which blamed the SDF for the incident. After attacking the SDF workers, the SKM is playing a drama of being the victim, he said.

The injured SDF workers were Prahlad Rai, Sukraj Subba, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, IB Rai, Siddhant Subba and Phurden Bhutia.

SDF president and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling reached the Namchi hospital to take stock of their condition and medical treatment.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi