Incident Reports

9-year-old male student brutally beaten by the teacher in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Birtamod, Ward 3

Abiral Timalsina, a 9-year-old student of Sungava English School situated at Birtamod Municipality-3, in Grade 3, was brutally beaten on December 1, by Bikash Pokharel, teacher of the same school. According to the victim, the teacher assaulted him because he was unable to answer the question that he asked. Due to the physical assault, the victim sustained various injuries in his legs, back, and cheeks with the wooden plank. According to the locals and the parents, the school helped the teacher to escape before they reached the school. They have demanded to take legal action against the accused, and he has to apologize. 

The principal of the school, Milan Shrestha, had urged the media persons present at the school not to take videos and photos. He also urged not to tarnish the image of the school by writing the name of the teacher.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Violence in school/university (violence by teachers, hazing, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
National/Online Media