Incident Reports

Ward chairperson in Rolpa assaults relief seeking locals


Lumbini, Rolpa, Runtigadi, Ward 9

Nep Bahadur Thapa, the Ward chairperson of Runtigadi Rural Municipality-9, assaulted Guru Prasad Thapa, a local daily wage worker of the same ward affected by the lockdown with a sharp weapon. Chairperson Thapa also punched Man Singh Thapa, who along with Guru Prasad Thapa, had approached the ward chairperson demanding relief package. Neighbour Guwata Thapa injured herself when she went to rescue Guru and Man Singh from harm. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Issues related to the delivery of government aid programs (e.g. earthquake rehab/recon)
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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