Incident Reports

Nepali Congress Office vandalized in Kailali


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Lamkichuha, Ward 6

An unidentified group set ablaze the contact office of Nepali Congress Party at Gulara of Lamkichuha Municipality in Kailali district yesterday night. The group, with four members, set the office on fire and vandalised it at midnight. It is said that the group also thrashed the house owner Dabal Bista after he tried to protest against the arson. A cadre of Nepali Congress Parsuram Chaudhary said that the group had destroyed furniture and burnt the party’s flag at the contact office established for election publicity. Inspector Nain Singh Saud at Area Police Office, Lamki, said that a police team was deployed to the site after the office was informed about the illegal activities at midnight. Inspector Saud added that the culprits had fled when the police team reached the incident site. Investigation into the case is under way, said police. Meanwhile, President Bhakta Thapa of Kailali Constituency 2 said that the incident had taken place due to fear of election and a mind-set aimed disrupting the civic polls. “It was a kind of defeated mentality as the incident took place at midnight,” he added. कैलालीको लम्कीचुहा नगरपालिका ६ गुलरास्थित नेपाली कंग्रेसको सम्पर्क कार्यालयमा तोडफोड र आगजनी भएको छ । स्थानीय डबल विष्टको घरमा रहेको कार्यालयमा गएराती तोडफोड र आगजनी भएको हाम्रा सहकर्मीले जनाएका छन् । करिब ४ जनाको समुहले तोडफोड र आगजनी सहित घरमालिक विष्टमाथि पनि कुटपिट गरेको हो । आगजनी र तोडफोड गर्ने समूहको खोजी भइरहेको इलाका प्रहरी कार्यालय लम्कीका प्रहरी निरीक्षक नैनसिंह साउदले बताउनुभयो ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Saptari