Incident Reports

Biratnagar: 37-year-old detainee dies in police custody


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

37-year-old Bhim Kamat of Biratnagar Metropolitan City-11, who was arrested with cannabis on September 3, died in custody. The deceased has injuries on both legs. Relatives and locals protested by burning tires, saying they had died as a result of police torture. They demanded an investigation into the incident.

Police had arrested Kamat with three kilograms and four hundred and eighty grams of marijuana. They were preparing to extend the investigation on September 5. However, DSP Deepak Shrestha of the District Police Office Morang said that Kamat was rushed to Koshi Hospital for treatment after he fainted. He died at the hospital around 1.30 pm on September 5.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Torture
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Violence in school/university (violence by teachers, hazing, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
National/Online Media