Incident Reports

Locals picket police station in Gorkha demanding proper investigation into death of a woman


Gandaki, Gorkha, Gorkha, Ward 11

Locals of Gorkha municipality-11, Barkilo, staged a sit-in and picketed the police station demanding the proper investigation into the death of Fulmaya Pariyar, a 36-year-old woman who died a few days after being beaten by hotelier Durga Ale on March 31. The victim used to work as a sanitation staff in a public toilet located in Barkilo Bazar. Locals have demanded an unbiased investigation of the incident and to take legal action against the culprit. 

According to the locals, the accused beat the victim over a dispute that arose after a 7-year-old daughter of the victim drank a cold beverage from the hotel without any permission. They further added that the victim sustained several bruises on her body and her condition worsened during the following days. She was then taken to Gorkha hospital but the doctors referred her to go to Bharatpur Hospital, where she later lost her life during treatment. Locals protested before the police station on Wednesday demanding justice for the deceased. District Police has stated that they are investigating the incident.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
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