Incident Reports

Two arrested on setting fire to Micro-bus


Province 1, Morang, Gramthan, Ward 5

Area Police Office Belbari has arrested two persons on the charge of setting fire on their own micro-bus. 

On Tuesday night, a micro-bus with number plate Ba 3 Kha 8074 was torched by unknown group at Masan Chowk, Gramthan-5, Morang. With the help of locals and fire brigade, the fire was controlled at 11:30 pm. 

After investigation it was found that fire was set by bus driver Shambhu Karki, 48 years old from Manthali-5 and conductor Dinesh Baruwal, 25 years old from Likhu-5.    

After preliminary investigation, police said the duo had torched their vehicle to pay back loan with insurance and other compensation they get. Police are further investigating on the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
Severely damaged Vehicles 1
Local Newspaper - Sunsari