Incident Reports

Three including ward head arrested in charge of vandalizing the office of rural municipality


Gandaki, Kaski, Machhapuchchhre

Three people including the ward head have been arrested on charges of vandalism of the office of Machhapuchre Rural Municipality.

Police, on the morning of 17th September, arrested the ward head of Machhapuchre-1 Birendra Gurung, a ward member of ward no-3 Ganesh Acharya, and a Tarun Dal leader Tikaram Poudel aka Bipul. They were arrested by the Bagar ward police office from Zero Kilometer in Pokhara. A complaint was filed against four persons on Friday for their alleged involvement in the vandalism.

The complaint has been filed against the candidate for the head of rural municipality Khushman Gurung and the candidate for the head of ward no-8 of the same rural municipality. Police are searching two, according to police. They had vandalized the office after not getting the required information from the office.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Entity Nepali Congress
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Kaski