Incident Reports

Five injured in a clash between cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML in Saptari


Madhes, Saptari, Agnisair Krishna Savaran, Ward 6

Five persons were injured in a clash between Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML cadres in Agnisair Krishnasawarn rural municipality-6 of Saptari on May 6. 2 Nepali Congress cadres and 3 CPN-UML cadres including Tikaram Adhikari, 55, Suman Pariyar, 26, and a woman cadres were injured according to CPN-UML's ward chairperson candidate Kusum Acharya. The injured were getting medical treatment at Birat Nursing Home.

Nepali Congress Saptari Constituency 1 secretary Durga Bhattarai stated that NC cadres 45-year-old Dhan Bahadur Rai, and 32-year-old Atif Wasim were attacked with sharp weapon in the incident. The incident which was sparked by a dispute between CPN-UML's Ujjwal Adhikari who had reached the squatters area and NC's Dhan Bahadur Rai. Police intervened the dispute and sent both of them home but NC cadres went to Ujjwal's home and attacked his father that night according to his wife. Upon hearing about the news of attack on his father, Ujjwal and his cadres attacked NC cadres. Rai and Wasim were attacked with khukuri during the attack according to locals. Police have arrested UML cadres Ujjwal Adhikari, Ram Bahadur Tamang, Purna Bahadur Kafle, Saroj Kumar Magar, and Bhim Poudel after receiving complaint against them. Meanwhile, Ujjwal's mother Sita has also filed complaint against Rai but he has not been arrested so far.

A local Bhuparaj Poudel stated that doubt has arisen regarding whether election could be held in a fair and threat free environment as NC is abusing state power.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 5
Female Injured 1
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