Incident Reports

Khukuri attack on Sub-inspector while trying to catch the accused in Kathmandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Tarakeshwor

Sai Padam Awasthi of Nepal Police working in Dharmasthali of the Metropolitan Police Division was attacked with a khukuri at midnight on December 25 while he was going to arrest the accused Shani Tamang who had attacked his friend with a Khukuri. Awasthi sustained serious head injuries and is undergoing treatment at Nepal Police Hospital.

According to the police, 21-year-old Shani Tamang of Ramechhap had attacked Subash Tamang of Dolakha with a khukuri during a dispute between two youths at Sheshmati Lambagar of Tarkeshwor Municipality in Kathmandu on December 25.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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