Incident Reports

Four cops injured in clash with locals in Khokhana


Four policemen have been injured in a clash with locals at Khokana in Lalitpur district, confirmed a police officer.The injured policemen have been admitted to the Lalitpur-based Alka Hospital 

 The clash erupted when the police obstructed the locals from ploughing the fields at “zero kilometer” acquired by the government for the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai fast track.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police, Sushil Kumar Yadav, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Office, four policemen were injured in the incident. “Police had to fire tear gas shells and baton-charge the locals to take the situation under control. Police used force as the locals started to attack them,” said Yadav.

Though the government has acquired the land, the locals said that they have not received compensation for their land.

The injured policemen have been admitted to the Lalitpur-based Alka Hospital. The locals had clashed with the police earlier this week as well. Police in huge numbers have been deployed at the clash site. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Excessive Use of Force
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people 200
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 100
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 4
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