Incident Reports

Former Member of Parliament physically assaulted by local in Khotang


Province 1, Khotang, Rupakot Majhuwagadhi, Ward 12

Purna Rai, a local of Majhuwagadhi municipality-12, physically assaulted Tanka Rai, a former member of parliament and Chairperson of the Central Discipline Commission of the CPN (Maoist Center) on May 25. According to Tanka Rai, Purna was under the influence of alcohol and was making noise, so when he asked Purna to stop making noise, Purna started a fight with Tanka. Purna sustained injury in the incident. Maoist Center leaders and cadres speculates that Tanka was assaulted in connection with the outcome of the local election.

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 regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
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