Incident Reports

Locals picket police office over alleged failure to provide security in Pipara


Locals in Rautahat voiced their dissatisfaction with the performance of police in the face of rising incidents of criminal activities and theft in the district.

Today, locals of Gangapipara Bazaar of Durga Bhagawati Rural Municipality staged a demonstration in front of Ganga Pipara Area Police office for about an hour from 9:30 am protesting burglary at three shops in front of the police office.

Various items worth over 600,000 rupees were stolen from Jagarnath Mahato’s grocery shop, Dharmendra Mobile Shop and Mohan Scrap Items Dealer last night. The shops were right in front of the police office.

The demonstration ended following assurance from the police that they would track down the thieves and take action. Locals have bemoaned the spike in criminal activities in the district at present when economic activities have been badly affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Ward 1 Chairperson of Durga Bhagawati Rural Municipality Dharmendra Kumar Jha asked the local administration to come up with some concrete plan to control increasing criminal activities in the district.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
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