Incident Reports

3 Injured in a clash between protesters and police


Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur, Ward 15

Two protesters and a policeman were injured after the demonstration rally organized by the Dalit Struggle Committee in Janakpur turned into a violent clash on Thursday. The demonstration was launched demanding justice for Raju Sada, a teenager who died without treatment at an isolation facility in Dhanusha, and Shambhu Sada, who died in police custody. Assistant sub-Inspector Bijay Kumar Mishra (45) was injured from police side and Kalyan Kumar Sada (25), Ram Chandra Mahara (40) were injured in the protest.

Police lobbed some tear gas canisters and fired warning shots as they tried to disperse the protesters near Madhesh Bhawan. The committee planned to protest in front of the Chief Minister’s Office in Madhesh Bahwan and the District Administration Office. They were scheduled to hold a corner meet at Janak Chowk later.

According to police, they had acted after the protesters tried to enter the Chief Minister’s Office and tried to vandalise property.

On June 11, Raju Sada, 16, of Ward 7 in Hanshapur Municipality, was admitted to the isolation ward of Janakpur Provincial Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus in a Rapid Diagnostic Test. He died there on June 23. Doctors denied Raju treatment suspecting coronavirus after he developed symptoms of diarrhoea but his samples tested negative for COVID-19 in reports made public after his death.

Shambhu Sada, who was arrested in a road accident case, died in the custody of the Sabaila Area Police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 50
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 3
Youth Injured 1