Incident Reports

Police and hunters exchange fire in Sarlahi, one arrested

2021-05-14

Province 2, Sarlahi, Ishworpur, Ward 4

Police arrested 52-year-old Ran Bahadur Gole with three loaded guns from Sagarnath in Ishworpur Municipality-4 of Sarlahi district while raiding the forest area of ​​ the Sagarnath Forest Development Project.

According to police, a patrol team reached the forest while the hunters were cutting the skin of a blue bull (the largest antelope found in Nepal) after killing it. Following that, a group of four or five hunters fired three or four rounds at them, and in return, they had to fire two rounds into the air.

Police recovered a bag of ammunition, a motorcycle ( plate number Pradesh-2-032P2522), and an Indian motorcycle ( plate number BR 30U 4677), and a box of bullets used in that gun. They are searching for the other absconding accused.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Related to organized crime and illegal trade (drugs, arms, non-gendered human trafficking, protection racket, gang violence, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Criminal
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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