An armed group in southern Nepal shot dead a villager Tuesday night, reported the website nepalnews.com Wednesday.
According to the website, the armed cadres of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) (Terai Democratic Liberation Front in English) led by Jwala Singh shot dead one Laxman Ram Chamar in Bara District, some 80 km south of Kathmandu.
Claiming responsibility for the killing, local leaders of JTMM fraction of Jwala Singh said Chamar was killed for involving in robbery.
In recent weeks, the two factions of JTMM, one led by Jwala Singh and another by Jay Krishna Goit, have intensified targeted killings, abduction and extortion in Terai districts.
Both JTMM factions have been demanding a separate state in south Nepal's Terai region.