Incident Reports

Tensions between two villages in Syangja over a corpse management


Gandaki, Syangja, Aandhikhola, Ward 4

Three people in Syangja Andhikhola rural municipality ward number 2 were tested positive with corona infection on May 17. Among the infected were husbands and wives of one family and another individual from another family. The 93-year-old mother of the infected husband-wife died on May 18 due to her long-term illness.

However, the locals from ward no. 5 obstructed the funeral process while some neighbors were preparing to cremate her body at a pier in ward number 4, They also obstructed the burial of the body on the banks of the river. So eventually, they had to bury the body by digging a ditch in front of their house.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Program Interference/Obstruction
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Prejudice and Discrimination
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media