Incident Reports

Complaint of torture filed at NHRC against police


Lumbini, Banke, Kohalpur

The family of 18-year-old Dilip Yadav of Kohalpur-15 filed a complaint at National Human Rights Commission, Nepalgunj on January 8 stating that police tortured him in custody. 

Police had arrested Yadav on the charge of theft on December 29. Yadav received treatment at Nepalgunj Nursing Home on January 2 and again on January 6. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Torture
Weapons None
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1