Incident Reports

Relatives protest over Journalist's death in Surkhet's traffic accident


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar

Relatives of Journalist Khimprasad Pokharel who died in a traffic accident on June 20, staged a demonstration at District Police Office, Surkhet, and Pipara Chowk demanding compensation and action against the accused.

35-year-old Pokharel, of Birendranagar Municipality-11, Gogretal, Gagretal in was seriously injured when his motorcycle bearing plate number Lu-66-Pa 2823 and truck bearing plate number Bhe-1-Ka  913 collided at Baspani turn of Kapase-Chheda section of Surkhet-Dailekh road. Journalist Pokharel died on while undergoing treatment at Deuti Hospital. Police arrested 28-year-old truck driver Birendra Rawal of Gurans Rural Municipality- Dailekh, on the charge of causing the accident. Journalist Pokharel is a correspondent for Rashtriya Sanchar Online.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media