Incident Reports

Locals staged demonstration after a youth died in a road accident in Rautahat


Madhes, Rautahat, Durga Bhagwati

Locals of Rautahat Durga Bhagwati rural municipality staged a demonstration in Rautahat after  Santosh Kumar Jha, a 16-year-old youth died in a motorcycle accident. The demonstrators have accused the police of helping the accused to escape. The accused absconded the scene after the accident and the victim died during the treatment.  Locals staged demonstrations saying that no action has been taken by the local representatives and police after the incident. On the contrary, the police reported that they were unaware of the accident and from the CCTV footage, the number plate of the accused's motorcycle is not clear. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media