Incident Reports

Inmates padlock Kalikot jail over the death of an inmate


Karnali, Kalikot, Pachaljharana

Inmates of the district jail in Kalikot have padlocked the main gate of the district jail following the death of an inmate. According to the information given by the jail officials, an inmate - Chhake Sarki of Gotri-3 VDC in Bajura died while he was being taken to the hospital following a complaint of stomach ache. Sark was serving a life term in jail over the murder of Tul Tamata of Nanikot VDC around four years ago. The inmates who padlocked the gate of the jail accused the jailer - Manoj Bhandari of being negligent in the health of the deceased inmate. They accused that the inmate died because of not receiving timely treatment even after informing the prison officials about his illness. They have demanded compensation for the deceased inmate's family and the transfer of the jail chief Manoj Bhandari. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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