Incident Reports

The bulldozer driver knocked down from the cliff by thugs in Pokhara


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

 A group of thugs working for local contractors have thrown a bulldozer driver to death from a cliff in Bharat Pokhari of Lekhnath municipality in Kaski. The bulldozer driver identified as 22-year-old Suraj Chaudhary from Motipur in Rupandehi was first beaten by the thugs and then the wounded driver was thrown from the cliff. He died on the way while being taken for treatment in Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara. Witnesses informed that the thugs started beating the driver asking him who gave him permission to dig the road. According to DSP Hari Bahadur Pal, head of Kaski district police, the killers have been identified and police are searching for them. Local thug Deepak Malla who was arrested on many occasions in the past was identified as the main perpetrator. Police are looking for the four accused in the incident including Deepak Malla. A different group of thugs working for construction entrepreneurs is actively operating in Pokhara.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media