Incident Reports

Woman murdered by family for demanding citizenship certificate in Bara


Madhes, Bara, Kalaiya, Ward 7

A woman has been murdered by her step-son in Bara for demanding citizenship certificate with her husband. The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old  Tetari Devi Yadav of Kalaiya sub-metropolitan city-7. Her Jayprakash Yadav and his mother Dhanmati Devi killed her on September 15 using a sharp weapon during a dispute over citizenship certificate. Tetari Devi who had been married to Shivnarayan Yadav for 40 years had been denied citizenship certificate but Shivnarayan had made citizenship certificate for his second wife Dhanmati Devi and her children. They were reluctant to issue citizenship certificate to Tetari Devi as she would be able to lay claim to property rights. 

Lakshmi Raut, brother of the deceased Tetari Devi, filed a complaint in the name of Shivnarayan Yadav, Jayprakash Yadav, and Dhanmanti Devi Yadav at the District Police Office Bara. In the complaint, Raut accused her husband, his second wife and sons of carrying out planned murder of Tetari Devi with the intention of not giving her property. Police are searching for the accused who are on the run.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Secondary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
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