Incident Reports

Banke: Chief of the health branch accused of assaulting a senior health officer


Lumbini, Banke, Kohalpur

Chief of Banke Kohalpur Municipality Health Branch Anil Sen Thakuri has been accused of assaulting an employee. It is alleged that Thakuri physically assaulted Gehraj Khanal, a senior health officer working in the health department on September 17, when  Khanal asked for a list of drugs to buy during the questions raised about buying drugs for coronavirus, the branch chief Thakuri slapped him.

Khanal's face and body have been injured in the incident. The victim Khanal has lodged a complaint to Kohalpur Municipality Chief Administrative Officer Topendra KC and to Area Police Office Kohalpur.Accused Thakuri claims that he did not commit any crime. According to Thakuri, there was only a general argument after Khanal's complaint notes was torn.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1
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