Incident Reports

Youth abducted by his father's business partner in Jhapa over economic dispute


Province 1, Jhapa, Birtamod, Ward 2

Police on January 28 rescued 21-year-old Rajib Basnet of Birtamod-3 in Jhapa who was abducted by Raj Kumar Bhandari, a business partner of Basnet's father on January 19. According to the police, the Bhandari abducted Basnet over a financial dispute with the latter's father. The accused hired people to abduct Rajib after his father was unable to pay back the debt. The abductors had asked for ransom to free Basnet after his abduction. Police are further investigating the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Abduction
Weapons None
Primary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Abducted 1
Youth Abducted 1
National/Online Media