Incident Reports

1 SUV torched, another vandalized in Kathmandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Two government vehicles came under attack during a protest rally organized by Youth Association Nepal (YAN), the youth wing of CPN-UML, in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Friday afternoon. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Narayan Prasad Chimoriya of Metropolitan Police Circle, New Baneshwor, said a Mahindara SUV (Ba 2 Jha 1392) belonging to the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation was set ablaze and a mini SUV (Ba 2 Jha 1055) belonging to the Road Divison Office was vandalized in the incident.

DSP Chimoriya said the attacks were perpetrated by unidentified groups. However, the footages of the purported attacks that emerged on various online news and social networking sites show some of the attackers carrying flags that belong to the YAN. The footage also shows a group of men throwing bricks on the windscreen of a Nissan truck with a government license plate, but police only confirmed the attacks on two vehicles. YAN spokesman Prabhat Katuwal denied the involvement of the association members in the attacks. He claimed that their rally was infiltrated by some men who wanted to smear the YAN and the UML with criminal infamy.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons Homemade/traditional firearms
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
Totally damaged Vehicles 2
Severely damaged Vehicles 1
National/Online Media