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