Incident Reports

Police accused of beating man with mental illness in custody in Kanchanpur


Sudurpashchim, Kanchanpur, Shuklaphanta

Relative's of Birendra Bogati of Mahakali Municipality-1 Dodharachandni, a person with mental illness have accused Area Police Office Jhalari of beating him in custody. Bogati has been undergoing treatment for mental illness since the past 8 years. Area Police Office Jhalari had arrested him on the charge of assaulting locals and police on  August 27. Bogati is currently undergoing treatment at Nova hospital in Dhangadhi after sustaining a serious injury in police beating according to his family. Bogati's brother reported that he has sustained an injury in various parts of his body and is unable to speak and move properly due to police beating. According to his brother, doctors have said that his mental condition had worsened due to the police beating.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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