Incident Reports

Nepali Congress candidate attacked in Gulmi's Dhurkot


Lumbini, Gulmi, Dhurkot, Ward 4

Three persons including ward chairperson candidate from Nepali Congress for Dhurkot rural municipality-4 Gopal Thapa were injured after being attacked by cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) in Gulmi on election day.

Two others Niraj Kuwar and Sanjay Nepali sustained injury in the attack. The injured were sent to Gulmi district hospital for treatment according to SP Bhim Prashad Dahal of DPO Gulmi.

Police arrested 6 persons on the charge of being involved in the attack. According to Congress candidate for chairperson of the rural municipality Mahendra Bhandari Maoist Center cadres attacked Congress cadres while they were accompanying election staffs ferrying ballot boxes. Maoist Center has claimed that the incident was personal and not political.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 3
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