Incident Reports

Three injured in an attack from the group involving the mayor of Matihani, Mahottari

2020-10-26

Province 2, Mahottari, Matihani, Ward 7

Three persons were injured in the attack during a dispute between the mayor's constituency supporters and another faction in the presence of the mayor of Matihani Municipality of Mahottari, Hari Mandal on the night of Dashain, October 26. 57-year-old Vijay Chaudhary of Matihani Municipality-8, 48-year-old Jitendra Chaudhary of the same place and 53-year-old Ganesh Prasad Sah of Matihani Municipality-7 were injured in the attack. 

The dispute between the two parties escalated in Matihani Municipality-7 on the night of Dashain and a police team reached out to mediate the dispute. According to the locals, the police charged batons after the police team was attacked.

Vijay Chaudhary, who returned home after treatment, alleged that while returning home from the spot, a group of 20/25 people including the Matihani mayor came and slapped him on the cheek. The two other sustained injuries in different parts of their body after being stabbed. As per his opinion, he may have been attacked by the mayor as a few days back he went to the wards and launched an awareness campaign on the progress of development and works in the municipality. Meanwhile, the mayor acknowledged that there was a dispute between his party and the other, but claimed that he had not attacked anyone.

Mahottari Superintendent of Police Tika Bahadur KC said that the incident was being investigated. A team including NCP Mahottari in-charge Raju Khadka drawn the attention of the District Police Office, Mahottari, saying that no one has been arrested even three days after the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 25
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 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 3
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