Incident Reports

Man physically assaulted for attempting to register candidacy in Dolpa's Chharka Tangsong


Karnali, Dolpa, Chharka Tangsong, Ward 5

Dhawa Gurung, a local of of Chharka Tangsong Rural Municipality-5 in Dolpa was physically assaulted by the cadres of incumbent ward chairperson, Sonam Sangwo Gurung on April 25, while he was going to register his candidature for local level election. Locals claimed that though the exact reason for the physical assault is not identified but they alleged that, the victim was physically assaulted because he was going to register his candidature against Sonam Sangwo Gurung. Due to physical assault, the victim sustained a serious injury on his head and he has not yet received medical treatment,  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured n/a
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