Incident Reports

Girl found dead; highway blocked due to protest

2020-11-24

Province 2, Mahottari, Bardibas

The body of Gulab Sah Khatun, 6, daughter of Shahid Alam, who went missing from Shubham Basti of Bardibas Municipality-14 on November 22, has been found.

According to DSP Rajan Chapagain of the Area Police Office, Bardibas, the body of the girl was since the evening of November 22.

The body of the girl was found in the vacant land of Binod Sah behind the house of Bikru Sah, behind the office of Community Family Welfare Association Mahottari in Bardibas Municipality-14.

“We have arrested Arun Kumar Sah, 25, of Gaushala Municipality-5 on the charge of killing the girl,” said DSP Chapagain. The accused has admitted his crime.

“We suspect that my daughter was raped and killed and her body was dumped,” Shahid Alam, the girl’s father, told INSEC Mahottari.

Highway Blocked due to Protest

Locals have blocked the East-West Highway in Bardibas Municipality in protest of the killing of Gulab Sah Khatun.

Locals are pelting stones at the accused’s house demanding action against the ‘rapist-killer’.

Looking at the nature of the incident, the locals suspect that the girl was raped and killed. The body has been sent to the Provincial Hospital, Janakpur for postmortem.

Ajay Kumar Sah

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Secondary Form Excessive Use of Force
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people 25
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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