Ward Chairperson Bahadur Singh Mahara of Shuklaphanta Municipality Ward-8 was assaulted in the ward office on July 26 by a group of 10-12 people led by Nepali Congress-affiliated Tarun Dal's ward president Narad Thagunna. They assaulted him and vandalized his office. He has sustained injuries on his head, neck, and back.
Meanwhile, the municipality has issued a press release condemning such actions.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|Primary Cause||Contestation between rival political parties outside elections|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||12|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Nepali Congress and affiliated org|
|Actor 1 - Youth||unknown|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||1|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)|
|Actor 2 - Youth||noyouth|