Incident Reports

Child dies of snakebite; relatives stage demonstration alleging negligence in treatment


Madhes, Bara, Simraungadh

A minor died of snakebite in Simraungadh, Bara district on September 13. The minor was sent to Simraungadh Municipal Hospital for treatment but died while undergoing treatment. Following the minor's death, his relatives took his body and protested against the municipality's mayor, Bijay Shankar Yadav.

Sumed Gupta, the deceased's father, claimed that his son died as a result of doctors' carelessness and delayed treatment. Gupta claimed that his little kid died on the route to Kalaiya Hospital after the hospital's doctors referred him there saying snake bites were not treated there and there was no ambulance. Mayor Yadav, however, claimed that some people staged a protest against the municipality and himself to seek political revenge.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
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 Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media