Incident Reports

Custodial torture in Rautahat : Youths suffers mental instability due to torture in prison


Madhes, Rautahat, Garuda, Ward 8

A 17-year-old boy of from Garuda Municipality-8 Rautahat who was arrested by the police on August 25 on the charge of killing his 21-year-old neighbour Niranjan Ram on August 15, has become mentally unstable as a result of being tortured by the police in custody according to his family. 19-year-old Vijay Ram who was also arrested with the boy died on August 26 as a result of police torture. Rautahat District Court order the police to send the boy for treatment at a mental hospital after seeing his condition while he was presented before the court. He is unable to recognize anyone, refuses to eat or drink anything and speaks randomly. His family accused that the police subjected him to severe torture due to which he went mentally ill. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at Mental hospital in Lagankhel of Lalitpur. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Torture
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
National/Online Media