Incident Reports

Left alliance cadres abduct DCC chair


Cadres close to the left alliance held District Coordination Committee chairperson Dabal Pandey and his wife were abducted for six hours at Sunkhani. The couple was en route to Kalinchowk rural municipality to attend a program when they were forcefully dragged out from their vehicle and locked at Kalinag Campus for six hours. Those involved in the incident include supporters of Maoist Center (Rudra Adhikari, Laxman Pandey, Rita Rimal) and that of UML (Dambar Acharya and Min Acharya). “They confiscated my cell phone and locked me for six hours,” Pandey said. The couple was rescued by the police at around 4 PM. At present, there is a debate in over center of Kalinchowk rural municipality where locals of Sunkhani have demanded the area to be kept as the center. The DDC has been looking into exploring the rural municipality’s center from Sunkhani to a more accessible location. However, residents of Sunkhani have been protesting against the decision. Police are investigating the case.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Abduction
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Abducted 2
Female Abducted 1
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