Incident Reports

Locals resort to violent protest at damsite of Arun Third Hydro project on Saturday


Province 1, Sankhuwasabha, Makalu, Ward 5

Locals continued demonstration on the second day at the dam site of Arun III Hydropower Project in Sankhuwasabha on Saturday, demanding compensation for the family of Khadga Bahadur Rai, who died after being hit by a tipper ferrying materials for the project.

They also vandalized the hydro power project office and burned vehicles and documents belonging to the project. Windows of the project office were broken after the demonstrators pelted stones.

On Friday, the tipper hit Khadga Bahadur at Makalu Rural Municipality-5, Sankhuwasabha killing him on the spot.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Secondary Form Arson
Weapons Blunt weapon , Fire
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response to traffic accidents
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media