Incident Reports

Jhapa man killed in APF firing


Province 1, Jhapa, Jhapa, Ward 3

A local has died after an Armed Police Force troop opened fire at him in Jhapa rural municipality of Jhapa of eastern Nepal on Wednesday late afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Rasikul Alam (38), informs APF DIG Raju Aryal.

Earlier, the police had arrested two persons on the charge of slaughtering an ox. Locals had protested the act and clashed with the law enforcers while the arrestees were being taken to Birtamod of the district.

The APF says a crowd of over 200 persons attacked the troop forcing them to open fire in retaliation.

Killing ox is considered illegal in Nepal as the cow is considered the national animal.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violence during arrest/detention
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 200
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation APF
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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