Incident Reports

Locals obstruct East-West highway demanding to take legal action against a man accused of rape attempt on a minor minor in Sarlahi


Madhes, Sarlahi, Hariwan, Ward 8

Locals of Hariwan municipality-9 in Sarlahi staged a demonstration by obstructing East-West
highway on March 14 protesting against alleging  protection of a rape accused man by the police, local representative, and some politician. According to the demonstrators, Narayan Gautam a 55-year-old man of Hariban municipality-1 attempted to rape a 13-year-old minor girl. The victim's mother alleged that the police was unable to arrest the accused due to political pressure and protection towards the accused. She further added that the ward chairperson of Hariwan municipality-9 Kokila Nanda Upreti attempted to settle the incident by financial temptation. 

The demonstrators demanded to take legal action against the accused since he has been involved in rape incidents before and multiple times and if he was not arrested they alleged that these kinds of incidents will happen again. The family of the victim accused the police of not arresting the accused and their disinterest in serving justice. Whereas police claimed that the accused was on the run since March 13. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media