Incident Reports

Video of police brutally beating transgender persons becomes viral in social media


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

A video of police brutally beating members of the  transgender has become viral on social media. The incident in the video took place at new bus park area of Gongbu in Kathmandu.  In the video posted on Instagram, it was clearly seen that the police were beating them even after their arrest and the people were begging for help.

Police, on the other hand, have accused they arrested 16 transgender people on the basis of the complaint from the local people on their alleged involvement in illegal activities. But after the arrest, a group of about 25 people came and started vandalizing the police office.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Violence against civilians
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 16
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Sexual minority group or organization
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 3
Female Injured n/a
Youth Injured n/a
National/Online Media