Incident Reports

CPN-UML lodged a complaint against a candidate from coalition on the charge of attacking CPN-UML ward chairperson Chairperson in Terhathum


Province 1, Terhathum, Chhathar

CPN-UML Chathar Rural Municipality Committee lodged a complaint against  candidate of the ruling coalition on the charge of group attack on Santabir Tigela CPN-UML's ward chairperson candidate in Chathar Rural Municipality of Terhathum. CPN-UML Chathar rural committee alleged that on May 7, a group led by Indra Imsang, a candidate for the post of ward chairperson from the CPN (Maoist Center), and Tekraj Tigela, a candidate for the post of deputy chairperson from the Nepali Congress, attacked Santabir after the election campaign. 

The accused parties denied the allegation made by the CPN-UML. Santabir sustained serious injuries in the attack. He was undergoing medical treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan. CPN-UML Chathar rural committee also released a memorandum against the incident demanding to take action against the accused. 

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 Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1