Incident Reports

Biratnagar: Locals clashed with Police after a man died in police custody


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar, Ward 7

The locals clashed with Nepal Police at Bhattimod Road in Biratnagar on September 7 protesting against the death of 37 year old Bhim Kamat in Police Custody on September 5. The deceased died two days after he was arrested on the charge of carrying marijuana. 

The protestors tried to block the transportation in Bhattimod Road, Biratnagar, which led to a clash between the locals and the police. The protestors called death suspicious and demanded the formation of a high-level investigation committee, punishment for responsible police officers and compensation to the family of the deceased. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Intervention at Protest
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people Not Available
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media