Incident Reports

Attariya turns tense after locals try to block highway against death of a woman and baby during delivery at hospital


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Godawari, Ward 2

Relatives of Laxmi Bhattarai a 28-year-old woman of Godawari municipality-2 and her infant child who died during childbirth on April 9 in Malakheti Hospital staged a demonstration on April 11. The agitated demonstrators alleged that the two died due to the doctor's negligence. The demonstrators demanded compensation and legal action against the doctor and staff nurse. Police used force after the demonstrators attempted to block the Attaria Road section of the East-West Highway. The police fired tear gas and charged the demonstrators with a baton. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Blunt weapon , Other
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media