Incident Reports

Sunsari police accused of assaulting a shopkeeper for operating shop during prohibitory order


Province 1, Sunsari, Harinagara, Ward 1

Aslam Hussain, a 21-year-old shopkeeper of Ramnagar Bhutaha in Harinagar Rural Municipality-1 has accused the police of assaulting him on May 16. According to the victim, the police held him at his own shop at 10 am and beat him for operating the shop during the 16th day of the prohibitory order issued by the district administration to reduce and prevent the infection risk of COVID-19.

The victim also accused the police of beating his 69-year-old grandfather Karamul Hussain when he interfered with the police. During the beating, Hussein's back and hands were injured.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1