Incident Reports

Police beat motorcyclist for showing inappropriate gesture


Province 1, Morang, Pathari Shanishchare, Ward 1

Police assaulted Prem Limbu of Shanischare Municipality-7 on April 20 for allegedly showing an inappropriate gesture to the police. Limbu showed a vulgar sign to the policemen when they stopped him for not wearing a helmet whilst riding a motorbike. He did not stop but rather showed a vulgar sign while trying to flee.  The video of policemen's beating of Rai has been viral in social media. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Local Newspaper - Morang