Incident Reports

Police refuse to register complaint of physical assault on ward chairperson


Madhes, Bara, Suwarna, Ward 5

The District Police Office Bara has reportedly refused to register a complaint filed by Ward Chairperson of Ward 5 of Suwarna Rural Municipality Ram Ekwal Sah regarding an incident of physical assault on him by a group of youths. 

A group of three youths physically assaulted the ward chairperson during a meeting held to discuss the incident of rape on a 12-year-old Muslim girl from Auriya by 25-year-old Shiva Pujan Yadav. The youths assaulted Sah after he refused to provide a reference requested by the girl's father saying that he could not provide a reference on a serious offence like rape. Sah later filed a complaint against the youths but police refused to register it. SP Gautam Mishara of DPO Bara claimed that the did not register the complaint as they could not determine that Sah was physically assaulted as they could not find any sign of injury on him.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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