16 transgender men/women arrested for assaulting police in Kathmandu

Jan 22, 2021
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Kathmandu, Jan 22 : Police have arrested 16 people from the sexual and minority communities (transgender male and females) in Kathmandu for assaulting the police.

Spokesperson of the Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, Pradip Kumar Shrestha informed that the investigation has been started today. According to Senior Superintendent of Police Shrestha, they were brought to the new bus park of the Metropolitan Police Division for questioning after receiving a complaint of harassment.

They assaulted a police team at the workplace and smashed table windows. The Metropolitan Police Office said in a statement that he then hit the police and themselves with a broken glass in his hand.

A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, went to control the situation after they vandalized the police division and pelted stones at them. Police said that three more people were also arrested for engaging in unwanted activities after being brought to the circle.