Incident Reports

Sujita Bhandari case: Locals block highway, chant slogans against police


After the body of Sujita Bhandari, a resident of Rapti Municipality-3, was found in the local community forest, residents in Chitwan blocked the East-West Highway, demanding an investigation into the event. While the body was being taken to the hospital, relatives and residents gathered along the East-West Highway, chanting slogans. They blocked the roadway in protest, claiming that the police had failed to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident for the preceding ten days.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
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) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media