Incident Reports

Clash at Kohalpur food festival


Lumbini, Banke, Kohalpur

A clash erupted on Friday evening during the 5th Kohalpur Industrial Business Agricultural food festival, Banke. According to Kohalpur Area Police Office, the clash erupted between two groups after Yan Bahadur Bogati, a security guard of the fair was attacked. The guard said that a group of youths attacked him under the influence of alcohol at night. The police arrested 12 youths who were involved in the attack on security guard. 

Similarly, a parked car bearing plate number BA 16 Cha 9697 was also vandalized in the fair. According to the police, search for the absconding is underway. The vehicle belongs to  Santosh Budhathoki who is also a central committee member of Youth Federation, Nepal. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
Local Newspaper - Banke