Incident Reports

Tilathi locals protest over guard’s death in Saptari


Madhes, Saptari, Rajbiraj

Tilathi area in Saptari district remained tense throughout Monday after a security guard at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality Office died in a gang assault on Sunday evening.

The enraged locals of Tilathi staged demonstrations from early morning demanding justice for 27-year-old Parashuram Mishra. Protesters blocked the traffic along Rajbiraj-Kunauli road by burning tyres.

According to police, Shailendra Mukhiya and his group had assaulted Mishra on Sunday evening. Critically injured, he died while being rushed to Biratnagar for treatment.

Mishra was attacked with axe and baton when he confronted Mukhiya and his friends who were reportedly using drugs on the office premises, said Superintendent of Police Rajendra Bista.

Police are after Mukhiya and his friends who fled the village after the incident.

The enraged Tialathi residents have demanded that the authorities capture the suspects, provide suitable compensation to the Mishra’s family, school his children and provide job to his wife.

The rural municipality has provided Rs 24,000 to Mishra’s family as an immediate relief and assured to provide compensation by holding a board meeting.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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