Incident Reports

Sexagenarian voter attacked by the CPN-UML cadres in Solukhumbu


Province 1, Solukhumbu, Dudhkoshi, Ward 4

68-year-old Kripadhan Rai a resident of Dukhkoshi Rural Municipality-4 of Solukhumbu was attacked by the cadres of CPN-UML on May 5, at midnight, for stating that he would not vote for CPN-UML in the upcoming local eleciton.

During afternoon on the same day, Kripadhan had expressed that he would vote for the coalition parties in the upcoming election after CPN-UML's ward chairperson candidate Tenje Rai and his cadres who had come on an election campaign failed to give satisfactory answers to his question. 

Locals allege that even though there was no direct participation of Tenje Rai in the attack, he must have planned it. The cadres of coalition parties rescued the elderly man who sustained injuries in CPN-UML cadres attack and sent him to district hospital Phaplu for treatment. Local coalition party leaders claimed that CPN-UML was resorting to intimidate voters knowing that their defeat at the hands of the coalition parties is sure.

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
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
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