Incident Reports

Locals vandalize police office over "suspicious" death of a detainee in Dhanushade custody


Province 2, Dhanusha, Sabaila, Ward 12

Tension ran high in Sabaila municipality of Dhanusha after locals resorted to attack and vandalism at Area Police Office Sabaila over the death of 22-year-old Sambhu Sada Musahar of Sabaila Municipality-12, a detainee, in the police's custody. Police claim that Musahar committed suicide by hanging in the toilet of the police office, locals, however, suspect foul-play behind his death and are demanding a fair investigation into the incident. The locals ran into a clash with police after they started pelting stones at the police station and vandalized a police van. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to take the situation into control.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
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