Incident Reports

Nepal Health Research Council staffer suspended following a sexual harassment complaint


Nepal Health Research Council has suspended a staffer after accusations of sexual harassment. The council suspended training officer Bijaya Kumar Jha after an intern filed a complaint at the council against him for sexually harassing her. Nepal Health Research Council’s member secretary Pradeep Gyawali says that the council has commenced an investigation after the woman filed a written complaint. He says a committee has been formed to investigate the case. “We’ll know more after the investigation,” says Gyawali. Jha had been suspended for two months in 2019 after he misbehaved with a female colleague.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media