Incident Reports

Congress leader and businessman attacked in Morang


Province 1, Morang, Kerabari, Ward 5

A group of youths has attacked Congress leader Brish Thapa and young businessman Anil Basnet in Kerabari Rural Municipality-5 of Morang.

According to police, Thapa and Basnet were attacked during the inspection of 1,600 meters black-topped road from  Chowk to Sumnima Chowk.

According to Bimal Rai, a local resident, Basnet had gone to mediate after the youths started attacking Thapa with sticks and stones. Police Inspector Rajkumar Rai of the Area Police Office, Belbari, said the group of seven people attacked them.

It is suspected that the group including Himal Limbu, Amit Limbu, Basant Limbu, and Bikram Katuwal might have attacked Thapa in retaliation for not awarding the contract of black-topping work.

Police arrested Basant and Bikram on Monday afternoon. Police are further investigating the incident. The youths involved in the incident were also previously involved in bullying, intimidation, and extortion of the general public and businessmen, police said. Basnet's arm is broken from the beating. He has been taken to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to tenders and the awarding of public contracts
Actor 1 - Number of people 7
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 2
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