Incident Reports

Police assaults businessmen for opening shop in Janakpurdham

2020-06-04

Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Police thrashed Shaym Chaudari and his father Jhagaru Chaudari on June 4 for opening shop during the lockdown. They run a gift shop in Janaki Chowk. Police pulled them out of their shop on Thursday and baton-charged them for defying lockdown. Janakpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry condemned the attack on business persons through a memorandum and has demanded action against those involved in the incident. It has also stated that businesses across the country have been patiently following the lockdown even on the 72nd day of the lockdown and has appealed both businesses and police to apply restraint.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 2
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