Incident Reports

Bhutanese refugee dies in sharp weapon attack


Province 1, Jhapa, Damak

46-year-old Lal Bahadur Gurung, known as LB Gurung, who was living in the Beldangi Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak of Jhapa, was killed in a sharp weapon attack on September 21 at the river bridge near the border of Jhapa and Ilam. Gurung sustained serious injuries on his legs and arms from sharp weapon attack. Police rescued him and took him to Lifeline Hospital for treatment. He was further referred to B&C Hospital in Birtamod for further treatment. According to police, Gurung had gone to the site to settle a dispute with a group of youths. A group of around a dozen youths attacked Gurung with sharp weapons according to police. Police are further investigating the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
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