Incident Reports

Physician attacked in Dadheldhura, one arrested in connection to attack


Police, on July 14,  arrested one involved in the attack of a physician of Dadheldhura Hospital. Police, however, have not revealed the identity of the person. The person assaulted the physician, who was examining the dead body, on July 10, showing his frustrations over the slow pace of work. The physician has informed the district administrative office that he would not return to the service unless the perpetrator was punished. 

The physician accused that the group led by Surya Prakash Khadka, the ward chairperson of Amargadi Municipality-1,1 attacked him. However, Khadka has denied such involvement. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media