Incident Reports

District member of Bipov Maoists arrested on the charge of abduction

2020-08-29

Province 3, Sindhuli, Tinpatan

Police arrested a Rajiv Sunuwar, district committee member of Sindhuli of the Biplov Maoist from Bouddha, Kathmandu on the charge of abduction of Narayan Bhandari, the headmaster of Bhimsen lower secondary school in Tinpatan rural municipality of Sindhuli. 

According to police, Prof. Bhandari was abducted by a group of about a dozen rebels from Biplov Maoist on August 29 while preparations were being made for the distribution of scholarships. He was set free from the abduction by the villagers from the forest of Mahabhir.

Rajiv and nine others involved in the abduction were arrested. Police said that they are investigating the group on other charges of abduction and explosives cases.


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Abduction
Secondary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Abducted 1
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