Incident Reports

Municipality's field officer in Saptari assaulted

2021-06-03

Province 2, Saptari, Dakneshwori

A group of 20  people including Ram Sagar Mandal of Dakneshwari Municipality-6 and Ram Avtar Yadav alias Bhaltu allegedly verbally abused and mistreated Bir Bahadur Lehra, a 30-year-old field officer working in Dakneshwari Municipality.

Earlier, the accused group had filed a petition at the Municipal Office against the one-sided formation of a committee for the construction of a hump pipe and culvert in Dakneshwari Municipality-6. According to the mayor, they assaulted Lehra accusing him of reaching an agreement with the disputed committee without consulting about the petition against the committee and without informing the mayor and the acting administrative officer.

The Municipality employees have issued a joint statement on June 4 accusing them of beating and giving death threats, demanding action against the accused. They announced to keep the office closed till the peace and security of the employees are guaranteed.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
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