Incident Reports

Locals and the relatives of the two deceased youths stage demonstration in Dhanusha against their murder after abduction


Madhes, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Locals of Janakpur and the relatives of Rohit Sah, 21, and Bishnu Sah, 22 of Janakpurdham Sub-metropolitan City who was found dead in Sitamarhi, India staged a demonstration on January 23 in front of the District Police Office in Dhanusha. The demonstrators claimed that they informed police about the disappearance of those two boys before they were found to be dead due to the negligence of the police department, Rohit and Bishnu lost their life. 

Dhanusha District Police Office said that the bodies of both were found buried in a pit. According to the police, family members had reported the kidnapping to the police two weeks ago. After their bodies were found by the police, the family identified them. Both the deceased are cousin brothers. Rohit took his uncle's son Bishnu to a feast in a relative's house in Bela Parihar of Sitamarhi district in India. His family said that they lost contact after both were kidnapped from there. Devnarayan Sah, a relative of the deceased, said that a few days after they lost contact with the family, the kidnapper called his family demanding a ransom. According to him, the call was made from an Indian number.
The kidnapper initially demanded a 500 million rupees ransom. But when the family said that they could not give that much money, the kidnapper agreed to release the abductor for 200 million rupees.

The kidnapper didn’t agree on letting the family members talk to him over the phone. Later, the kidnappers recorded Bishnu's voice and sent it to his family. After that, Bishnu's family requested the police and leaders to pay the ransom. After the family collected the said amount, the kidnapper called them at Malangwa checkpoint in Sarlahi. But because the bank was closed, the withdrawal was delayed by a day. After that, the kidnapper's mobile phone was switched off and the bodies were found four days later. Their bodies have been identified. A police team along with his family has reached Sitamarhi in India. According to Dhanusha police, preparations are being made to bring their bodies from India to Nepal.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
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Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
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Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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