Incident Reports

50-year-old man killed in violent clash in Mahottari concerning Bishwokarma Puja


Province 2, Mahottari, Sonama, Ward 7

Ram Prasad Yadav, a 50-year-old man from Sonama rural municipality-2, Tarhari died in a clash related to Bishwokarma Puja on September 19. According to Police, the debate between the deceased and 35-year-old Malesi Sada and 26-year-old Nathu Sada from Sundarpur about Bishwokarma Puja resulted in violent  clash with both sides fighting against each other.  As per the locals, the deceased fainted in the clash and died after a while. Police took the accused in custody and is making necessary preparation to send the dead body for postmortem at provincial hospital in Janakpur. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Religious sectarianism
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Killed 1
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