Incident Reports

Gulmi man kills neighbour in a dispute about irrigation


Lumbini, Gulmi, Musikot, Ward 3

45-year-old Laxman Kumal, a resident of Musikot Municipality-3, attacked 49-year-old Moti Bahadur Kumal with a sharp weapon on July 31. Moti Bahadur Kumal died in the cleaver attack as a result of a dispute about irrigation canal. 

After killing the neighbour, Laxman Kumal surrendered to the police. According to District Police Chief SP Dipak Kumar Basnet, further investigation is underway and the perpetrator along with the dead body is being brought to District Police Office. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Access/control of water resources (irrigation, hydropower)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
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