Incident Reports

Dalit people assaulted by Mayor in Mahottari while seeking relief

2020-06-02

Province 2, Mahottari, Bhangaha

Members of Dalit Musahar Community in Mahottari have accused the Mayor of Bhangaha Municipality, Sanjiv Sah, of beating them while demanding relief package. They have accused the mayor of denying support to those who did not vote for him in the election.

Ramprita Sada of Bhangha Municipality-3 alleged that a group of a mob led by Mayor's brother Binod Sah beat him when he went to the mayor to ask for relief. He said he lost consciousness because of the beating and his friends picked him up and put tape on his ruptured ear. 

Meanwhile, Mayor of Bhangha Municipality Sanjiv Sah accused Nepal Communist Party and Nepali Congress cadres of spreading false rumours to discredit him and the party.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people 15
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media

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