Incident Reports

Man beaten to death for stealing water pump in Bhaktapur, four arrested


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan, Ward 2

Police arrested 50-year-old Tek Bahadur KC of Changnarayan-2, 32-year-old Navin Koju, 37-year-old Binod Lakha of Bhaktapur Nagar-7, and 38-year-old Kamal Khatri of Changunarayan-2 on the charge of beating a man to death for stealing a water pump.

According to DSP Deepak Giri, the locals when they saw him trying to steal the water pump on Saturday night from a small water storage pond made for mushroom cultivation.

He died at 2:30 pm on Sunday while undergoing treatment at Bhaktapur Hospital. According to doctors, he died of a brain haemorrhage. Police have launched further investigation into them.

Similarly, the identity of the deceased has not been revealed.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to crime
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed n/a
National/Online Media