Incident Reports

Truck ferrying medicines torched in Chitwan


Bagmati, Chitawan, Ratnanagar

A truck carrying medicines was torched at Ratnanagar of Chitwan on Monday morning. An unidentified group set the truck ablaze at Nipani intersection at around 1:30 am today. The truck's front part has burned down while some medicines have been destroyed, District Police Office, Chitwan said. The group torched the Kathmandu-bound truck with registration number plate, Na 5 Kha 7432, said Chitwan's Superintendent of Police (SP), Basanta Kunwar. The truck was transporting supplies from Birgunj. The police have launched a necessary investigation into the incident. As the police reached the site on time further damages were avoided. The police have started escorting the vehicles heading to their destinations from the district. The vehicles coming toward Chitwan and heading outside are being provided police escort, SP Kunwar confirmed. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 2 - Youth na
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
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