Incident Reports

Locals beat man to death on charge of abusing a woman in Khotang


Province 1, Khotang, Halesi Tuwachung, Ward 5

34-year-old Ajit Rai, of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality-5, Durchim, Khotang, was beaten to death by the locals on the charge of assaulting a woman. According to police, Rai was beaten on the charge of mistreating a 34-year-old  woman after entering her room on March 16. He sustained serious injuries in the beating and died while undergoing treatment.

Police arrested 4 women and a man regarding the incident and started the investigation by keeping the accused in custody.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to perceived offenses to social or moral norms (other than witchcraft)
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
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