Incident Reports

Police open fire to arrest drug dealer in Rukum West


Karnali, Rukum West, Musikot, Ward 4

Police on Tuesday fired shots to arrest opium smugglers in  Musikot Municipality-4, Tharadhunga,  Rukum West. Police have arrested 25-year-old Nirmal Pun after he tried to attack police on duty.  Pun sustained bullet injuries to his left leg.

He was referred to Nepalgunj for further treatment after getting primary treatment in District Hospital, Rukum West. Similarly, police also arrested 35-year-old Laxmi Pun from the area. Police said another drug dealer  Jayaprakash Pun was absconded.  DSP Thag Bahadur KC of DPO Rukum West said a joint police team deployed from Rukum East and Rukum West shot at them during the operation. Further investigation of the incident will be carried out by the police from Rukum East. Police also seized some quantity of opium and other materials from them. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Violence during arrest/detention
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
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