Incident Reports

Court case filed against police claiming torture in Dang


Province 5, Dang, Ghorahi, Ward 15

 Chudamani Gharti, of Githepani in Ghorahi Municipality-6, has filed a case under the Torture Compensation Act at District Court on February 1. He filed the case against Ward Police Office, Ghorahi, and District Police Office, Dang claiming that his son Prakash Gharti, 16, was tortured by the police. Prakash along with the other five youths were arrested by the Ward Police Office, Ghorahi on January 18. Chudamani claims that his son’s leg was broken because of the torture by the police. He was treated in Nepalgunj. Ward Police Office Ghorahi in-charge Inspector Laxman Singh Thakuri and DSP Ranjit Singh Rathor of District Police Office have rejected the charge. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Torture
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 5
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1