Ashish Ram of Raxaul in Bihar was killed as police opened fire on protesters at Shankaracharya Gate near Birgunj Customs, according to Home Ministry sources.
Ram received bullet shot in his head and was declared dead at the hospital.
The deceased was identified after a phone call was made to his maternal uncle from his mobile, police said.
Clashes erupted in different parts of Birgunj today after Nepalese police baton-charged Madhesi protesters, burned down their tents and evicted them from the Miteri bridge at the Indo-Nepal border, opening the main Birgunj-Raxaul border trading point for the first time in 40 days.
Violence in the area forced authorities to clamp an indefinite curfew.
Nearly 200 empty trucks stranded in the Nepalese side of the border were allowed to enter into the Indian territory during the brief period when the police took control of the area.
Several protesters were injured after police fired rubber bullets to maintain law and order.
Eight personnel of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have also sustained injuries after agitators hurled stones at them.
Madhesis - who claim to represent the interests of the Indian-origin inhabitants of Nepal's Terai region (plains) - have been protesting close to the main trading point near Raxaul. Their agitation has led to a halt in supply of essential goods, causing acute shortage of fuel in Nepal.


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