Incident Reports

Man dies after thrashing in Tanahun


Gandaki, Tanahun, Bhanu

A man died mysteriously after he manhandled a woman in Bhanu Municipality, Tanahun, yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar Kumal, 55, of Rainas Municipality, Lamjung.

The villagers thrashed Kumal and handed him over to police after he misbehaved with a woman under the influence yesterday. Police said Kumal entered the woman’s house and misbehaved with her. The villagers gathered at the woman’s house after she screamed for help and thrashed Kumal.

According to Purkot Police Post, Kumal died in the course of treatment at Turture-based Gorkha Community Polyclinic the same night.

SP Binod Silwal of Tanahun District Police Office said investigation into the incident was under way. Police said that Tej Raj Gurung, 51, Pritam Raj Gurung, 44, and Yam Bahadur Kham, 63, were also taken under control for investigation. The body has been taken to Damauli Hospital for post-mortem, said police.


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 to perceived offenses to social or moral norms (other than witchcraft)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
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