Incident Reports

Local businessmen padlocked the Mahottari Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2021-04-14

Province 2, Mahottari, Matihani, Ward 8

A group of five drunk youths, on April 13,  verbally and physically assaulted Raju Chaudhary, a hardware store businessman in Mahhotari, and his son Gaurav Chaudhary. They even looted Rs. 3 lakhs and a dozen of mobile phone sets from the shop.

Protesting against the incident, local businessmen padlocked the Mahottari Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Matihani, since April 14 demanding their safety. After their protest, the president of the association Mohan Prasad Gupta also expressed solidarity with the businessmen and joined them in agitation against the police administration. Matihani Chamber of Commerce and Industry warned further struggle programs if no strict legal action is taken against the culprits.


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other private sectors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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