Incident Reports

Locals and security personnel clash in Parsa over management of deceased covid victim


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj, Ward 13

A clash took place between locals obstructing the management of a deceased Covid patient and security personnel managing the body in Birgunj of Parsa on Friday night. The clash ensued after hundreds of locals tried to stop the army team and police from managing the body of a person who had succumbed to Covid. Police fired tear gases and warning shots to disperse the obstructing crowd. According to Parsa Deputy Superintendent of Police Manojit Kumar, seven policemen were injured in the attack. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Secondary Cause Prejudice and Discrimination
Actor 1 - Number of people More than 30
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 7
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