Incident Reports

Nepali Congress's contender for candidature of mayoral post beaten in Khotang


Province 1, Khotang, Rupakot Majhuwagadhi

Dharmaraj Pokhrel, who had reached Khotang by helicopter to register his candidature for the post of mayor of Diktel Municipality from the Nepali Congress, has been denied the candidateship in the end.

Pokhrel, who had reached Khotang with a letter signed by Uddhav Thapa, president of Nepali Congress (NC) Province No. 1, was also beaten by Nepali Congress cadres. A video of Pokhrel being chased by disgruntled activists was also made public. After the dispute escalated, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba intervened and Tirtha Raj Bhattarai got a ticket from the Nepali Congress in Diktel Municipality.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Intraparty Competition
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media