Incident Reports

Woman arrested on charge of infanticide in Pokhara


Province 4, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

Police arrested a 23-year-old woman, Asmita Ghale, on the charge of infanticide in Pokhara. Accused Ghale gave birth to the child on March 19 and hid inside her cupboard, wrapped with clothes, as the child was apparently born from an illicit relationship. The incident came to light, after the hospital she went to for her treatment reported it to the police.

Police sent the baby's body to the Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences for postmortem to find out whether Ghale killed the newborn or gave birth to a stillborn baby.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Infanticide
Weapons None
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media