Incident Reports

Demonstration in Biratnagar after the death of a detainee in police custody


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Relatives and locals staged a protest in front of the District Administration Office, Morang on September 6 after the death of a person in the custody of the District Police Office, Morang. 37-year-old Bhim Kamat of Biratnagar Metropolitan City-11, who was arrested with cannabis on September 3, died in custody. The deceased has injuries on both legs. Relatives and locals protested by burning tires, saying they had died as a result of police torture. They demanded an investigation into the incident.

Police had arrested Kamat with three kilograms and four hundred and eighty grams of marijuana. They were preparing to extend the investigation on September 5. However, DSP Deepak Shrestha of the District Police Office Morang said that Kamat was rushed to Koshi Hospital for treatment after he fainted. He died at the hospital around 1.30 pm on September 5.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Demonstration
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) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media