Incident Reports

Dalit girl found dead in Devdaha, family suspect murder


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Devdaha, Ward 11

Ankara Pasi (15), a Dalit girl of Devdaha Municipality-11 was found dead hanging from a tree on  May 22. Pasi was in love with Birendra Bhar (22) of the same ward. Locals including Amar Bahadur Chaudhary had sent Ankara with Birendra after finding them together on May 22. According to locals, Birednra's mother who was not happy with the relationship used to beat Ankara and pull her hair. She was found dead on the bank of Rohini river on Saturday.

Balaram Pasi, Ankara's father, has accused Birendra's mother of murdering the girl. He also accused that the reason behind the murder was an inter-caste marriage in his community. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Secondary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media