Incident Reports

Mahakali Highway blocked in Darchula demanding arrest of headmaster's murderer


The body of 45-year-old Headmaster Govinda Gharedi of Dadabagh Primary School in Dilasheni Rural Municipality-2 of Baitadi district was found dead on Tuesday in Shailyashikhar Municipality-9.

Relatives of the deceased blocked the Mahakali Highway in Gokuleshwar by burning tires, demanding an investigation into the incident on November 3. They have taken a stand not to take the body until the facts are investigated and the culprit is arrested.

According to the police, they found Rs 85,000 in cash along with a bag, mobile phone, bank chequebook and other belongings from the deceased. From the bruises on the dead body, it was said that the victim was attacked with a sharp weapon on his head. On November 2, he had gone to the school to pay salaries of the teacher.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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