Incident Reports

Smugglers and Patrol Team exchange gun shots in Parsa


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

A gun-fire exchange took place between forest patrol team and wood smugglers, who were bringing woods from the National Forest under the Subdivision Forest Office. Chief of the Division Forest Office Parsa, Rajeshworman Shrestha, informed that the forest patrol team fired two rounds in response to the gunshot from the smuggling group targetting them. The forest patrol team recovered four pieces of round wood, four sets of bicycles used to transport wood, two pieces of hand-saws and two pieces of axes from the scene, the forest patrol team said. The recovered items are kept at Division Forest Office Badnihar. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Criminal
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media