Incident Reports

UML workers injured in attack


Bagmati, Kabhrepalanchok, Mahabharat, Ward 2

At least 10 CPN-UML leaders and cadres were injured after members of the YCL, a sister wing of the ruling CPN-MC, attacked them in Gokule, Kavre yesterday night. Of the injured, the condition of four is said to be critical. They were taken to Dhulikhel hospital for treatment today evening. The others are being treated at local health facilities. According to locals, they feel terrorised after the attack. They saved themselves by hiding in the forest. According to a report, YCL cadres attacked UML leader Khadga Bahadur Moktan at his home in Gokule, Kupintar at 9:00pm. Moktan is a former ward chairperson. According to Moktan, berserk YCL cadres also attacked other UML cadres after him. “After they thrashed me to the point of death with sticks and other domestic weapons, they headed for the houses of other leaders and cadres and vandalized their property and thrashed them as well,” said Moktan, who is being treated at Dhulikhel Hospital. “They kept battering me without responding to my question why I was being beaten,” lamented the victim, while another victim said he somehow escaped and had to spend the night in the forest to save himself from further attack. Besides Khadga Bahadur, Singhbir Moktan, Dilamaya Moktan and Krishnamaya Moktan are among the victims injured in the attacks mounted by more than 30 YCL cadres, including Umesh Moktan, Tiger Moktan, Rajendra Ghalan and Gyan Bahadur Moktan of Gokule. It is important to note that dozens of CPN-MC central and local level leaders had quit their party and joined the UML at a programme at Taldhunga, near Gokule about a week ago. It is said that yesterday’s attack was an act of vengeance of sorts over the defection of party men to the UML. While UML leader Hom Chaulagain condemned the incident, CPN-MC district in-charge Dinanath Gautam said he was trying to learn about the incident. “We are finding out why our comrades launched such an attack on UML leaders and cadres,” he said, adding he would make public his remarks only after learning about the incident. Police have launched a search for the attackers. The incident has got locals scared. काभ्रेको दुर्गम गाविस डाँडापारीमा मंगलबार राति नेकपा माओवादी केन्द्र सम्बद्ध वाईसीएल कार्यकर्ताको आक्रमणमा परी ८ जना स्थानीय गम्भिर घाइते भएका छन् । गोकुले गाविस वडा नम्बर ४ कुपिन्टारमा रातिको समयमा लाठीसहित २५/३० जनाको संख्यामा गएका वाईसीएल कार्यकर्ताले आक्रमण गरेको घाइतेहरुले बताएका छन् । वाईसीएल जिल्ला नेता राजेन्द्र घलानको नेतृत्वको समूहले आक्रमण गरेको स्थानीय जनक लामाले बताए । आक्रमणबाट पूर्ववडाअध्यक्ष खड्गबहादुर मोक्तान, सिंहविर मोक्तान, दिलमाया मोक्तान, कृष्णमाया मोक्तान गम्भिर घाइते भएका छन् । दर्जन भन्दा धेरै घरहरुमा क्षति पुगेको र रातभर जंगलमा बसेर ज्यान जोगाएको लामाले बताए । घटना लगत्तै खबर पाए पनि गोकुलेमै रहेका प्रहरी घटनास्थलमा जान सकेनन् । घटनास्थलमा बुधवार विहान प्रहरी पुग्दा आक्रमणकारी फरार भइसकेका थिए । केही दिनअघि जात्रामा स्थानीय दुई युवा समूहबीचको झगडाले राजनीतिक रुपमा लिएको प्रारम्भिक जानकारी आएको काभ्रेका प्रहरी प्रवक्ता डिएसपी नविन राईले अनलाइनखबरलाई बताए । कुटाइ खानेहरु एमाले समर्थक रहेको उनले बताए । केहि दिन अघि जात्रामा भएको नाचमा केटाकेटीहरुको कुटपिटका विषयलाई लिएर वाईसीएलका कार्यकर्ताहरुले आक्रमण गरेको स्थानीय जनक लामाले बताए । माओवादीले एमाले कार्यकर्ताहरुलाई छानी-छानी आक्रमण गरेको र महिलामाथि यौन दुर्व्यवहार समते भएको एमालेको आरोप छ । एमालेले घटनामा संलग्नलाई तत्काल पक्राउ गरी कारवाही गर्न माग गरेको छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 25
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 10
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 10
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