Incident Reports

At least 2 killed, several missing after Holi revellers’ gang fight in Baglung


Gandaki, Baglung, Badigad, Ward 10

Two people died and some others are feared dead in a clash that occurred among the youth at Darling village in the bordering area of Badigad rural municipality in Baglung and Pyuthan districts on Sunday.

Krishna Bahadur Khatri, the chairman of Badigad’s ward 9, says the gang fight happened among the youth attending the Holi festival fair in Baldedhuri, Darling. Baldedhuri area lies in the bordering area of Gulmi, Baglung and Pyuthan districts.

According to police, two deceased persons have been identified as Prakash Kunwar, 36, and Dipak Damai, 34.

DSP Igbal Hawari says that the bodies were recovered from 500 metres down the road at the Baldedhuri cliff.

Around 600 people of the three districts had gathered to observe the fair on Sunday afternoon.

Locals have suspected that some youth of Nisikhola rural municipality-7 and Badigad-10 of Baglung are missing after the clash.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Killed 2
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