Incident Reports

Neighbor brutally beats a Dalit man to death in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Kankai, Ward 5

A 57-year-old, Dalit man, Bal Bahadur Bishwakarma, of Kankai-5 Tekra was beaten to death in Jhapa on the pretext of caste discrimination. Financially destitute Bal Bahadur was brutally beaten by his neighbour Mohan Ghimire on April 5 and he died on April 8 while undergoing treatment.

According to his family members and neighbours, the Ghimire family has been discriminating against Bal Bahadur and his family for a long time. On the day of the incident, the deceased had gone to talk to Ghimire regarding the discrimination towards him.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Jhapa