Incident Reports

5 students injured in Mahottari

2019-09-07

Province 2, Mahottari, Balwa, Ward 7

A public representative in Mahottari has manhandled the Principal of a school for not allowing him to chair a bicycle distribution program.

Bijay Mahato, chairperson of Ward No. 7 of Balwa Municipality on Thursday attacked Principal Mahesh Jha, saying that he was not invited for the chairmanship of a program of "Beti Padho Beti Bachao" Campaign. Ward chairperson along with 2 dozen people started to vandalize chair of premises. 

Principal Jha said that those who came with him, including the Chairperson, manhandled him.

Dhiraj Yadav, a student studying in class 10 who was injured in the beating, said that the ward person beat them by calling the police near their house.

Dhiraj has sustained injuries to his head whereas the other 4 students are injured in the beating. All the injured are being treated at Janakpur Zonal Hospital.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Violence in school/university (violence by teachers, hazing, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 5
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 5
Youth Injured 5
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Mahottari , Local Newspaper - Siraha

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