Incident Reports

Yarsa picker shot dead in Mugu


Karnali, Mugu, Mugum Karmarong

A Yarsa picker was killed in an indiscriminate shooting by an unidentified armed group in course of collecting the prized herb, also called Himalayan viagra, in the alpine meadow last night. The deceased is identified as Karma Nakhyal, 30, of Mangri, police said. The incident site is three days’ walking distance from the district headquarters. A detailed report of the injured has yet to come since the incident site is in a far-flung area where communication is also not accessible. A group of at least a dozen armed people had indiscriminately opened fire when the Yarsa pickers were asleep in the night.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Other types of criminal activity
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Criminal
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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