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.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|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|