Incident Reports

3 injured as locals clash with police in Atharai


Province 1, Taplejung, Meringden

Three people were injured after locals clashed with police at Sakranti Bazaar in Atharai Rural Municipality on Friday. Injured are Santa Bahadur Karki, 55, around 18-year-old girl and Armed Police Force senior head constable Deep Raj Rai. Police had to open five rounds of fire to take the situation under control. The clash between the police and the locals erupted after the latter picketed the Area Police Office over the post-mortem report of a 18-year-old who was found hanging in her room in Booki village on March 28. According to the report, Sarita Tamang, whose maternal house is in Ilam, had committed suicide. Police have arrested some other locals whose identity is yet to be made public.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 10
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 3
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
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