Incident Reports

Coalition candidate for ward chairperson arrested on the charge of physically assaulting a principal in Baitadi


Sudurpashchim, Baitadi, Dilasaini, Ward 5

Police arrested Lokendra Rana,  CPN (Maoist Center) candidate for the post of chairperson Dilashaini Rural municipality of Baitadi on the charge of beating Ram Dhutta Joshi, of Dilasaini-5, principal of Purchauda Multiple Campus for filing independent candidacy in the same post May 9. According to Dipak Raj Joshi, the victim's brother, Ram Dutta sustained serious injuries on his legs in the attack.

Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoists Center), and CPN (Unified Socialist) have formed an alliance to contest election in Dilashani Rural Municipality. The spokesperson of the District Police Office, Baitadi, Lokendra Joshi informed that a discussion was going on between Rana and the injured at Gokuleshwor Police Post.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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