Incident Reports

Group vandalizes municipality office during municipal assembly in Dhankuta


Province 1, Dhankuta, Pakhribas

The office of Pakhribas Municipality in Dhankuta has been vandalized while the Municipal assembly of the municipality was still going on Thursday. Municipality chairperson Birkha Bahadur Rai said that the municipality office was vandalized by ward-4 chairperson Sovit Niraula and Nepali Congress local leaders Prem Bhandari. Window panes, 55 chairs, and flower vases were broken in the vandalism informed chairperson Rai. Ward chairperson Niraula, Bhandari, Jitendra Mampang of Janata Samajwadi Party, and Balaram Khadka of CPN Maoist had resorted to vandalism demanding the postponement of the municipal assembly.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Contestation between rival political parties outside elections
Secondary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org , Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
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