Incident Reports

10 injured as clash breaks out after a cyclist is killed by a truck in Lamki


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Lamkichuha

Ten people were injured when a clash broke out at Lamki Bazaar in Kailali district following the death of a 19-year-old cyclist after being hit by a truck on Tuesday.
Sunita Rawal of Lamkichuha Municipality-1, Kailali, was killed when she was hit by a truck while returning home from college in the morning.
Shortly after her death, the students of Lamki Multiple Campus took to the street of Lamki Bazaar in protest.
They closed the East-West Highway and vandalised the truck (Na 7 Kha 9233) that had struck Rawal.
Superintendent of Police Abhusan Timsina said the clash erupted after the protesters started hurling stones at the security personnel who were mobilised to maintain peace and order.  
Five Nepal Police officers and four Armed Police Force personnel were among those injured in the clash, he added.
They were taken to Lal Ratna Hospital for treatment. SP Timsina said police fired nine warning shots
and as many tear gas shells to disperse the violent mob. 
Traffic along the East-West Highway resumed only after 4 pm following a talks between the local administration and Rawal’s relatives. 
The local administration has assured to provide compensation to Rawal’s family and initiate legal action against the truck driver.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Female Killed 00
Total Injured 10
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