Incident Reports

Seven arrested for vandalizing hospital after a patient's death in Biratnagar


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Relatives of the deceased patient vandalized the Golden Hospital in Biratnagar on August 2 after the death of a patient who had come for treatment. Ahmed Hussain, a  67-year-old resident of Dhanpalathan Rural Municipality-6, Kadmaha, Morang, died after being his surgery.

According to the hospital, the family members and relatives of the deceased vandalized the Hospital at around 10:15 pm and also chanted slogans demanding compensation to the victim's family and action against the doctor's negligence in the operation.

Mehta, an administrative officer of the hospital, said that two windows of the hospital counter were damaged when the relatives and family members of the deceased gathered in the number of 25/30 people vandalized the hospital. According to him, the condition of the hospital became tense after the angry mob vandalized the building and assaulted the staff and security guards. Morang police arrested seven people on the charge of vandalism and assault.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 25
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
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