Incident Reports

Nepali Congress Party Cadres assault Chairperson of rural municipality in Dhading


Bagmati, Dhading, Khaniyabash

A Rural Municipality Chairperson elected from Nepali Congress in Dhading has been attacked by his own cadres.  Rana Bahadur Tamang, Chairperson of Khaniyabash Rural Municipality in Dhading was attacked during a discussion over the selection of candidate for upcoming local election on Tuesday evening. 

A group of Nepali Congress cadres including Former Regional Chairperson Raju Pakhrin were reportedly involved in the attack on Tamang. Tamang reported that he sustained injuries on his face in the attack. Police have meanwhile, arrested those involved in the attack including Pakhrin. Tamang claimed that a pistol was also fired before the incident. The dispute over the incident started after Tamang expressed desire to be a candidate for Rural Municipality Chairperson again.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Intraparty Competition
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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