Incident Reports

One injured in a clash in Rupandehi regarding bus operation


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal

Employees of three bus operation companies attacked employees of another company over a dispute about the bus operation system. 

An argument ensued while buses were leaving for Butwal from Belhaiya, Rupandehi. The argument escalated to physical violence between transport laborers. The employees of West Nepal Transportation, Siddhartha Transportation and Butwal Transportation assaulted Basanta Gauchan, an employee of Lumbini Metro CIty. 

A group of 7-8 people attacked Gauchan with sharp weapons and glass bottles. Gauchan has sustained injuries on his head. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Access/control of economic markets (syndicates, market relocation)
Actor 1 - Number of people 7
Actor 1 - Affiliations Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
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