Incident Reports

Clash between Ward Chairperson and Executive members in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan's board meeting


Lumbini, Banke, Nepalgunj

During a board meeting in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan office, a clash erupted between Ward Chairperson and Executive members after the ward chairperson complained to executive members that budget spending was not transparent. While attempting to stop the fight, ward chairperson Samir Pratap Singh of ward no. 6 suffered serious eye injuries. An earlier board meeting had authorized the executive member to spend Rs 12 lakhs on the Dalit, poor, and deprived communities. Afterwards, chairpersons Kaufulbaraha Jolaha of ward no. 5 and Jumman Khaley of ward no. 7 discussed the issue of transparency in spending, executive member Deumal Sunar appeared as a counterpart, which led to a clash.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation over non-elective positions and influence
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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