Incident Reports

Husband and family members absconding after death of a woman


Madhes, Siraha, Lahan, Ward 19

A dead woman’s family in Lahan of Siraha district has accused the woman's husband and in-laws of murder. The family of 22-year-old Nurjaha Khatun of Lahan Municipality-19, Charrapatti, Siraha claim that the woman died because of beating and torture given by her husband’s family. On Thursday night, 22-year-old Nurjah died after being taken to Birat Nursing Home, Biratnagar.  

According to Jhaagir, Nurjaha's maternal uncle, she was taken to hospital at midnight after she become brutally injured . Meanwhile, Nurjaha’s husband Samir Rayn and her mother-in-law Batuniya Khatun absconded after the complaint of murder was lodged in Police office.  The dead body was taken to BP Koirala Health Institute, Dharan for postmortem.  According to police, they will further investigate after detailed report of postmortem examination comes.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
Local Newspaper - Dhanusha , Local Newspaper - Siraha