Nepali Congress leader Ishwar Datta Bhatta has come under physical assault last night at Star Guest House at Gothalapani in Baitadi district.
Bhatta is aspiring to contest for the post of Mayor of Melauli Municipality from the Nepali Congress.
Unidentified assailants thrashed Bhatta at around 11 pm when he was sleeping at the guest house, Nepali Congress treasurer Ramesh Pandeya said.
Bhatta has suffered bruises all over his body and his left knee bone is broken. He also has wounds in the chest and eyes, according to the District Hospital Baitadi sources. Bhatta was taken to Nepalgunj from the District hospital for further treatment.
Police has arrested two people from Shivanath Rural Municipality on the charge of attacking Bhatta. RSS