Incident Reports

Fugitive robber ‘Tike’ hurt in police crossfire | प्रहरी र फरार कैदीबिच झडप, फरार कैदी घाइते |


Bagmati, Chitawan, Bharatpur, Ward 1

A special team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division was in the pursuit of Tika since he had escaped from the high-security Dillibazar prison on January 19 night. On Saturday evening, the police team had come across Thapa Magar with his partner at Om Sai Petrol Pump in Ramnagar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City. Thapa Magar, who had opened fire at police, was injured when the police team fired back. Thapa had received bullet injuries in his thigh and hands, according to division chief SSP Devesh Lohani. “We were closely tracking his movements. This evening, the search team came across him in Chitwan. He opened fire at our personnel and was injured in cross-firing,” SSP Lohani said. “He has been brought to Kathmandu for treatment.” Thapa and his partner were trying to flee the scene on a motorbike (Na 47 Pa 5052). Police had initially reported that Thapa was killed during the incident, but he was found alive after he was taken to the hospital. Thapa Magar had managed to escape the jail after scaling the barbed wire fence with another inmate Bhupal Thapa, who was later nabbed. Bhupal was his long-time partner in crime in many incidents of robbery. Wanted in several robbery and theft cases in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Kavre districts, Thapa Magar was arrested in January last year after more than a decade on the run. Only a few days before their arrest, Tika and Bhupal had robbed a woman of Rs600,000 in Kaushaltar of Bhaktapur on January 6, according to the crime division record. After his escape, the crime division has deployed the team to capture him. प्रहरीसँगको दोहोरो फायरिङको क्रममा डिल्लिबजार कारागारबाट फरार एक कैदी घाइते भएका छन् । जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय चितवनका अनुसार माघ १३ गते शनिबार भरतपुर महानगरपालिका-१ रामनगरमा साँझ ५ बजेको समयमा चेकजाँच गर्दा मुग्लिनबाट नारायणगढतर्फ आउँदै गरेको ना ४७ प ५०५२ नम्बरको मोटरसाइकलका चालक रामेछाप दोरम्बाका ३० वर्षीय टीका थापामगर प्रहरीको गोली लागी घाइते भएका हुन् । उक्त समयमा दोहोरो फाइरिङ हुँदा घटनामा प्रहरीले समेत ९ राउण्ड गोली प्रहार गरेको थियो । केही समय रामनगरको वातावरण आतङ्कित बनेको थियो । घाइतेको मगरको उपचार चितवन मेडिकल कलेजमा भइरहेको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय चितवनका डिएसपी प्रभुप्रसाद ढकालले बताए । मोटरसाइकलको पछाडि बसेका व्यक्तिले चेकजाँचको क्रममा गोली चलाएपछि दोहोरो फायरिङ भएको थियो । पछाडि बसेका व्यक्ति भने फरार रहेको डिएसपी ढकालले बताए । चितवन प्रहरी र महानगरीय प्रहरी अपराध महाशाखको संयुक्त चेकजाँचको क्रममा उक्त घटना भएको उनको भनाइ छ । प्रहरीका अनुसार यही माघ ४ गते डिल्लीबजार कारागारबाट उनी फरार भएका थिए । उनी ०६४ सालबाट विभिन्न घटनामा संलग्न रहेको र पटकपटक जेलसमेत परेको प्रहरीको भनाइ छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms , Small arms
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police , Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation Criminal Criminal
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 2
INSEC , Local Newspaper - Chitwan