Incident Reports

Relatives burn tires demanding justice for the deceased in Itahari


Province 1, Sunsari, Itahari

The victim's relatives staged a protest by burning tires in front of the Area Police Office, Itahari, on April 12 alleging police of trying to save the accused driver convicted of killing an old man in a tripper accident. 72-year-old Karna Bahadur Gurung of Gangamarg in Itahari-1 died on the spot when he was hit by a tipper on the way to Dharan on April 11.

According to eyewitnesses, the tipper initially hit Gurung's right leg and they claim that the driver pushed the tipper back three times and killed him even when he was asking for help. Gurung, who retired from the Indian Army, was identified on the basis of his mobile phone and identity card. 

The body is kept at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan for postmortem. Police have called the driver and the victim for a discussion on April 13.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Secondary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
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