Incident Reports

Locals in Birendranagar vandalized army truck after it hit and killed a man


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar, Ward 12

50-year-old Manikala Sapkota of Birendranagar Municipality-12 died after being hit by a  truck (plate number Ba 1 Ga 3489) of Nepal Army No. 2 Rajdal Battalion while overtaking on April 26.

Outraged locals vandalized the truck after the incident. Police have taken them under control after they attempted to set the truck ablaze and even fired a round of tear gas to control the situation. Locals, including two policemen, were injured. Police have arrested the driver involved in the accident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Army
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 3
Female Injured n/a
Youth Injured n/a
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
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