July 7, Butwal. Police have been attacked at a state-level juvenile correctional facility in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi.
Adolescents under the age of 18 locked the door and attacked the police in protest of the move.
District Police Spokesperson DSP Navratna Poudel and Bodyguard Top Bahadur Rakhal were injured in the attack, said District Police Chief Superintendent of Police Rabindra Regmi. The condition of both DSP Poudel and Rakhal is normal.
Outraged teenagers have even smashed the glass of the correctional facility building.
The juvenile detention center is overcrowded. Although there is a capacity of 60 people, there are 106 people.
The locals had reached the district administration office on Tuesday and handed over a memorandum demanding relocation of the juvenile detention center.
The state-level juvenile correctional home came into operation in Bhairahawa four years ago. Children accused or involved in any crime are kept here. However, locals have accused the teenagers of engaging in undesirable activities as there are many teenagers here.
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