Incident Reports

Hotelier killed in Kanchanpur


(updated) A hotelier was found murdered in his hotel at Jhalaripipaladi Municipality-11 in Kanchanpur district Sunday night. The body of Damodar Awasthi, 40, the owner of Hotel Baitadi was recovered from his hotel this morning after Awasthi's younger brother informed the police about the incident, the Area Police Office in Jhalari said. Awasthi, a permanent resident of Dhakaniya in the municipality, was running his hotel at Kaluwapur Chauraha in the municipality for some time now.

(Update)-- The district’s business fraternity on Monday took to the street and enforced a shutdown at Kaluwapur Bazaar in protest of the murder of a businessman. Damodar Awasthi, 40, proprietor of Baitadi Hotel and Restaurant was found murdered with a slit throat this morning sparking outrage among the entrepreneurs. Following the murder, the businessmen demanded security, and arrest of the perpetrator, and regulation of the liquor trade before launching the agitation, said Kaluwapur Bazaar Management Committee former Chairman Jaya Bahadur Bista. Bista said it was an unfortunate incident that a hotel entrepreneur is killed inside a hotel. “We have shut down the bazaar in grief and in protest,” he said. The entrepreneurs also staged a sit-in for half an hour at the Kaluwapur Bazaar’s East-West Highway. Mahakali Zonal Police Office, Mahendranagar Chief, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ram Prasad Shrestha has assured the entrepreneurs of immediate arrest of the guilty, maintaining peace and security, and shifting the police post to the Kaluwapur Bazaar area. RSS  more 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Secondary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other types of criminal activity
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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