KANCHANPUR: An unidentified group has set fire to the ward office of Shuklaphanta Municipality-7 in Kanchanpur last night. The fire has damaged the administration room, assembly room and ward secretary’s office of the ward office.
Ward Chairman Jagat Bahadur Singh said that the furniture, sofa, important documents, computer, photocopy machine and carpet kept inside the office were completely destroyed by fire. After failing to break the lock of the main entrance of the office building, they broke the window glass and set it on fire by scattering petrol.
The fire also damaged equipment brought to distribute national identity cards. Security personnel said they are collecting more details of the damage.