Incident Reports

On-duty female health worker assaulted in Baitadi


Sudurpashchim, Baitadi, Purchaudi, Ward 3

Local youths, 24-year-old Mohan Kunwar and 21-year-old Birendra Kunwar assaulted and abused 25-year-old Anami Janaki Bhatta, a health worker working in Nakali Nagar Health Center under Nwadeu Health Post of Baitadi, Purchaudi Municipality Ward-3. The duo allegedly assaulted Bhatta for maltreatment of an elderly patient. 

Bhatta has sustained injuries in the mouth, chest, and head and broken her finger from the assault. Her treatment is underway in Haat Health Post.

Bhatta has lodged a complaint at the Police Post, Purghat for necessary action against the youths. The youths also manhandled Office Assistant Bimala Kunwar and tore official documents of the health post,

Police are searching for absconding youths and further investigation is underway.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
National/Online Media