Incident Reports

Hospital vandalized after patient's death during treatment in Rautahat


Madhes, Rautahat, Chandrapur

Relatives of a 10-year-old boy resorted to vandalism at hospital in Rautahat after the boy died during the course of treatment. Relatives of 10-year-old Rupalal Majhi, son of Dipesh Majhi of Chandrapur Municipality-7 who was brought to Chandrapur hospital private limited on Monday morning after he showed signs of fever died half hours after being admitted to the hospital. The boys parents accused the negligence of the doctor behind the death of the boy and vandalized the hospital, breaking window panes. The hospital officials claimed that the boy was suffering from infection when he was brought there for treatment which caused his death. The boy's body was sent to Birgunj for post-mortem. Police are further investigating the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media