Incident Reports

Protesters set fire to industry in Surkhet


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar

Normal life in Surkhet has been affected due to the bandh enforced by Netra Bikram Chand led Biplov Maoists. Tekraj Khatri, operator of Sarthak Food Product Industry in Birendranagar-13 Pipara, reported that his industry was set on fire by a group of unidentified men during the bandh. He has reported a loss of around rupees 12 Lakh in damages due to the fire. According to Khatri packaging machine, mixture machine, and filling machine in the industry were completely destroyed in the fire. DSP Bahadurjung Malla of Banke District Police said that they are investigating whether the fire in the industry was caused accidentally or if someone had deliberately set fire as claimed by the owner of the industry. Banks, financial institutions, private schools, and shops were closed due to the bandh. Police have arrested some protesters. Goma Oli, Jeet Bishwokarma, Kamal Nepali, Khagendra Nepali have been arrested. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 15
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
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