Incident Reports

Ward Chairperson assaulted in Kanchanpur


Province 7, Kanchanpur, Shuklaphanta, Ward 8

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.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
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
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media