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5 injured, 9 detained as party cadres clash at Bajhang vote counting venue

2017-06-29

Sudurpashchim, Bajhang, Chabispathivera

At least five persons sustained injuries when cadres of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre clashed at the vote counting venue in Chhabispathibhera Rural Municipality of Bajhang district on Thursday. Chief District Officer Kesh Bahadur Thapa said two UML candidates, two temporary police personnel and another person sustained injuries in the clash, in which some domestic weapons had also been used. The injured have been taken to the District Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, nine persons have been detained for their alleged involvement in the violence. UML leader Ain Mahar has accused Maoist lawmaker Janak Budha of attacking the UML cadres. He says the party cadres, Subas Bhatta and Sagar Bhatta, have sustained critical injuries. बझाङको छबिसपाथिभेरा गाउँपालिका केन्द्रमा मतगणना शुरु हुने बेला बिहीबार विहान एमाले र माओवादी कार्यकर्ताबीच झडप हुँदा ५ जना घाइते भएका छन् । मतदान केन्द्र बाहिर आपसी बिबादमा घरेलु हतियार सहित झडप भएको प्रमुख जिल्ला अधिकारी केशबहादुर थापाले जानकारी दिए । उनका अनुसार झडपमा एमालेका २ कार्यकर्ता र २ जना म्यादी प्रहरी समेत घाइते भएका छन् । घाइतेलाई उपचारका लागि जिल्ला अस्पतालमा ल्याउदै गरिएको र आक्रमणमा संलग्न ९ जनालाई पक्राउ गरिएको प्रजिअ थापाले बताए । केही धारिला हतियार समेत बरामद भएका छन् । यसैबीच बझाङमै रहेका अनेरास्ववियुका महासचिव ऐन महरले माओवादी केन्द्रका समानुपातिक सांसद जनक बुढाको नेतृत्वमा लुकेर आक्रमण भएको दावी गरे । धारिलो हतियारबाट अनेरास्ववियुका नेता सागर भट्ट र सुवास भट्ट गम्भीर घाइते भएका छन् ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 5
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