Incident Reports

One dies as minor dispute leads to khukuri attack


Province 1, Terhathum, Aathrai

A minor dispute that turned ugly led to a person losing his life at Terathum on Sunday night. According to the police, 33-year-old Ramesh Kandawa of Thoklung-3 was attacked with a khukuri by one 45-year-old Padam Pandhak of Sablakhu, Taplejung following a dispute about the maintenance of a drinking water system at Sankranti VDC at 9:30 pm yesterday. According to Police DSP Sudip Rajbhandari, Pandhak attacked Kandawa in the head with the weapon after a heated argument after which the latter succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at Panchthar District hospital on Monday morning at 3 am. Police DSP Rajbhandari informed that Pandhak has fled the scene and is on the run and search is underway.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Others
Secondary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media