Mehetar community of Saptari started protest accusing the police of wrongfully arresting members of their community in a death incident. On Wednesday, Mehetar Community and several human rights organizations staged a protest in Rajbiraj over the arrest of people of Mehetar community in murder accusation of 45-year-old Ashadevi Dev.
They accused the police had arrested 4 members of their community without investigating and trying to find the actual culprit of murder case. Police had previously arrested 5 members of Mehetar community in accusation of involvement in a murder case of 45-year-old Ashadevi Dev of Rajbiraj Municipality-4, Saptari. Saptari police had arrested 30-year-old Chanardevi Mehetar, 35-year-old Munni Shah, 32-year-old Shankar Raut Mehetar and 26-year-old Suraj Raut Mehetar after murder of Ashadevi Dev. Kanti Mehetar, mother of Suraj Raut Mehetar accused that police had tortured her son Suraj and others to give a false statement.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Cause||Issues related to legal action and access to justice|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||50|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Protesters/demonstrators|
|Actor 1 - Youth||unknown|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Police|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|
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