Incident Reports

One injured in a open police firing in Dhanusha


Madhes, Dhanusha, Ganeshman Charnath, Ward 5

Ganesh Bahadur Budhathoki a 30-year-old man of Ganeshman Charnath municipality-5, was injured in a police firing on September 13 morning. According to the police, Budhathoki was injured in a retaliatory action of the police after an armed group opened fire on the police patrol team led by Sai Ramnath Yadav in the Charnath river of Ganeshman Charnath municipality-4 Portaha. According to SP Basant Rajoure of District Police Office Dhanusha, when the police tried to stop the armed group, the armed group opened fire and the police fired two rounds in retaliation. Budhathoki, who was injured by a bullet in the leg, was taken into custody by the police after being treated at the Janakpurdham Provincial Hospital.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Related to organized crime and illegal trade (drugs, arms, non-gendered human trafficking, protection racket, gang violence, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1