Incident Reports

Arson and vandalism at school in Jajarkot


Karnali, Jajarkot, Ward 6

Janabikas Secondary School at Suwannauli in Chhedagad Municipality-6 was vandalized and set on fire on the night of September 30. The school had published vacancy announcement for the position of Nepali subject teacher in the lower secondary level. Out of seven local candidates, Tirtharaj Neupane, became successful in filling the vacancy. The school was set on fire the night the results were published.

It is suspected that those involved in the examination were involved in the arson attack on the school but the police have not been able to identify the culprits involved in the arson as they assume that ward chairperson Ram Bahadur KC is trying to cover up the incident

Ward member Janak Raj Sharma said that strict action should be taken against anyone involved in anarchic and criminal activities in a sacred place like a school.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media