Incident Reports

Health personnel critically injured after being attacked in Rautahat


Madhes, Rautahat, Rajpur

An on-duty health worker has been severely injured after he was attacked at a quarantine facility of Rajpur Municipality in the district, on Wednesday.

As many as 209 persons quarantined at Bairaiya mosque in the municipality — who had tested negative through the PCR method — were to be sent back home. However, the persons had to undergo RDT testing prior to leaving the quarantine as per prescribed protocol.

A dispute occurred as the persons refused to undergo the testing, critically injuring the health personnel.

The injured health personnel has been identified as the assistant co-ordinator, Khursed Aalam, who was pelted with stones too.

Furthermore, the locals too participated in the vandalism, also destroying five motorcycles of the on-duty health personnel.

The health workers complained that although such incidents in the district have been on the rise, concerned authorities have not taken any action against those guilty.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Secondary Cause Prejudice and Discrimination
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Totally damaged Vehicles 3
National/Online Media