Incident Reports

Clash between Mayor and Deputy mayor's group in Dhanusha

2019-08-06

Province 2, Dhanusha, Hansapur

A dispute between the Mayor Ramgyan Mandal of Hansapur Municipality and Deputy Mayor Renu Jha on the issue of shifting the municipality office took a violent turn injuring half dozen locals on Tuesday. Mayor Mandal deployed police after locals led by deputy-mayor Jha obstructed the mayor's team from shifting items of the municipality to new Municipality. Half dozen locals were injured in the baton charge by police during the clash including deputy mayor Jha, Uday Sah, Chairperson of Ward No 2, Tapeshwar Mandal, Phekan Kappar, Punya Khatri.

Tapeshwar Mandal was seriously injured and was sent to Janakpur Zonal Hospital for further treatment. According to locals, Mayor Mandal along with the police came with groups of 50-60 and 2 tractors carrying domestic weapons to shift office. Clashes between the two sides are still continuing.

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67-year-old Tapeshwor Mandal of Bambhaura, who was injured in the clash over shifting the Municipality office of  Hansapur Municipality, died on Friday night at Janakpur Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

After his death, supporters of Deputy-Mayor Jha of Hanspur Municipality came to the hospital on September 5 demanding action against the culprits and demanding proper compensation to the victim's family.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Killed 1
Total Injured 5
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Dhanusha , INSEC , Local Newspaper - Morang , Local Newspaper - Saptari , Local Newspaper - Siraha

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