Incident Reports

Sujita Bhandari murder case: Curfew order issued after protests erupted


Bagmati, Chitawan, Rapti

The Chitwan administration issued a curfew order after the protest demanding the arrest of Sujita Bhandari's killer intensified. A curfew order is issued from 7.30 of July 6 to 7.30 pm of July 7. According to the order, anyone who disobeys the order would be immediately arrested by security personnel and could face up to a month in prison or a fine, as well as both.

The body of Sujita Bhandari, a 23-year-old resident of Rapti Municipality-3 was found in the Bramhasthani Community Forest on June 25. Stating that Bhandari was killed, the locals have demanded an impartial investigation into the incident and arrest of the culprit. There was a scuffle when the police opened the road blocked by the locals. Police fired tear gas to control the crowd, whereas protesters vandalized a truck (Na 4 Kha 2149).


The curfew is extended till 7 pm of July 8

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Curfew/prohibitory order issues by the state
Primary Cause Law and Order Violence
Secondary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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