Incident Reports

Two youths physically assaulted on charge of stealing phone; one died


Province 1, Morang, Kerabari, Ward 6

A youth who was beaten the previous day on the charge of stealing a mobile phone was found dead in Kerabari of Morang on December 3.Anish Katuwal, 20, of Panmara in Dharan Sub-Metropolis-6 of Sunsari was found dead in a house in Kerabari Village Municipality-6 of Morang.According to Province 1 Police Chief DIG Arun Kumar BC, Anish and his 20-year-old  friend Bishal Bishwakarma of Panmara were beaten by 4-5  youths on December 2 near Kerabari-6 Mugu Bridge at around 4 in the afternoon.

According to him, the youths of Dharan have been involved in the beating. After the beating, they took Bishal on a motorcycle leaving Anish on the spot of the incident. Bishal had informed the police after the youths took him on a motorcycle beating him with fists, kicks and firewood. Police rescued him and took him to Panmara. After Bishal committed to paying Rs 17,000 for the stolen mobile phone, police permitted him to go home.

Bishal told the police that he will pay for the mobile phone due to the fear of being attacked again and also said that he did not steal anyone's mobile phone. He did not inform the police about the incident on December 2. According to DIG BC, Bishal made the incident public after Anish was found dead at the house of Khem Limbu of Anish Kerabari-6, Mugu.

According to him, Anish was found dead with blood oozing from his nose and mouth. Anish, who was sleeping in a room at Limbu's house, did not wake up till noon when the police got the news, he said. The BC informed that a special team is being mobilized to investigate the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media