Incident Reports

Prithivi Highway blocked after a youth dies under police control


Bagmati, Chitawan, Ichchhyakamana, Ward 3

The locals blocked the Ichchhyakamana section of Prithivi Highway in Ichchhyakamana Rural Municipality-3 since noon on  November 17 in protest of the death of 28-year-old Ram Kandel under police custody. Police had arrested Ram after he acted in an indecent manner in a bus while returning from a fair in the Icchakamana Temple, the police said. Police reported that Ram died by falling off the cliff while running away by disguising the police.  The deceased's is kept in Bharatpur Hospital. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 30
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Chitwan