Incident Reports

16 transgender people arrested for vandalizing police office in Kathmandu


Police have arrested 16 people from the sexual minority communities (transgender male and females) in Kathmandu for allegedly vandalizing the police office and assaulting the police.

The spokesperson of the Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, Pradip Kumar Shrestha informed that the investigation has been started today. According to Senior Superintendent of Police Shrestha, they were brought to the new bus park of the Metropolitan Police Division for questioning after receiving a complaint of harassment.

They assaulted a police team at the workplace and smashed table windows. The Metropolitan Police Office said in a statement that he then hit the police and themselves with broken glass in his hand.

A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, went to control the situation after they vandalized the police division and pelted stones at them. Police said that three more people were also arrested for engaging in unwanted activities after being brought to the circle.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 16
Actor 1 - Affiliations Sexual minority group or organization
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media