Incident Reports

Two including ward chairperson candidate from Congress injured as CPN-UML and Congress cadres clash in Surkhet; 2 round tear gas fired


Karnali, Surkhet, Simta, Ward 6

Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for Ward Chairperson Upendra Singh and his cadre Suraj Singh Thakuri were injured in an attack by CPN-UML cadres in Simta Rural Municipality-6 of Surkhet on May 5, Thursday night. Around fifty CPN-UML cadres attacked the NC candidate Singh who was at Rakam Bazar with his supporter.  Police fired 2 rounds of tear gas to prevent the situation from escalating. Acting chief of Karnali Province Police, SSP Rajeshnath Bastola stated that police are investigating the incident.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 2
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