Nepal police shoot dead Indian protester at border


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An Indian man has been killed after Nepali police fired on hundreds of protesters blocking a border crossing with India.

Police were trying to clear the blockade, which has cut supply lines of fuel and other goods, when protesters attacked a police post at Birgunj.

Reports say the man was shot in the head and later died in hospital.

The demonstrators, mainly from southern lowland minority groups, are angry about Nepal's new constitution.

Communities from the lowlands believe that Nepal's proposed new provinces will lead to their political marginalisation.

These concerns have led to violent clashes around Nepal since August, leaving dozens dead.

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