Incident Reports

Tear gas fired to control dispute in relief distribution in Sarlahi

2020-04-14

Province 2, Sarlahi, Ishworpur, Ward 15

Police fired tear gas to control the crowd after a dispute over relief distribution in Ishwarpur of Sarlahi district. Locals who reached the ward office at Ishwarpur Municipality-15 on Tuesday chanted slogans and pelted stones saying that the relief was not distributed in a fair manner.

Police said that they had to use force to control the protesters. Police also fired two rounds of teargas during the same period, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Madan Kunwar. Locals who reached the ward office premises to seek relief have accused ward chairman Kapil Dev Chaudhary of distributing relief by ignoring the real destitute and food-deprived.

The police have claimed that they had to throw teargas shells to control the crowd after they were suddenly stoned. They even chanted slogans against Ward Chairman Chaudhary. Two policemen of the Area Police Office, Keshargunj were also injured in the incident who are undergoing treatment in a local hospital.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Blunt weapon , Other
Primary Cause Issues related to the delivery of government aid programs (e.g. earthquake rehab/recon)
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
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 na
Total Injured 2
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