Incident Reports

Sarlahi: Ward Chairperson accused of attempting rape on a 30-year-old woman


Madhes, Sarlahi, Bramhapuri

39-year-old Ambika Devi Yadav (name changed) of Brahmapuri rural municipality-7, Naukelwa accused the ward chairperson Shyam Kumar Yadav of attempting to rape her. According to her, the chairperson assaulted her at 2 am by entering  the house during the night on August 21, when she was alone in the house.  She was able to save herself by crying loudly for help. The victim's house is in  the same neighborhood as  the perpetrator house and she mentioned that he had tried to abuse her before as well. Her husband is in Qatar since 2 years for employment. 

The accused is absconding ever since and is yet to be found. However, the brother of ward chairperson stated that, some people in the village are trying to frame his brother due to political reasons and enmity from past conflicts in the village. The villagers along with the victim filed case against the chairperson at District Police Office, Malangawa last Sunday afternoon. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Rape
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media