Incident Reports

Ward Member gives death threat to consumers' committee chairperson in Pokhara


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath, Ward 21

Ward Member of Pokhara Metropolitan City  Ward-21, Ram Bahadur Gurung (Kamal), has given death threats to Maheshwar Bhandari, Chairperson of the Gharrabari Matapani Road Consumers' Committee on August 7 after the audio of Gurung asking Maheshwar for money to bribe the engineer was made public.

Gurung has threatened over the phone to blow up Bhandari's house and family for recording and submitting the audio to ruin his career.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
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 na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media