Incident Reports

Maoist Center candidate for ward chairperson attacked, polling affected in Barhathawa of Sarlahi


Madhes, Sarlahi, Barahathawa, Ward 17

Polling at Barhathawa polling center in Barhathawa municipality-17 of Sarlahi was affected due to a clash between cadres of Janata Samajwadi party (JSP) and CPN (Maoist Center). According to Maoist Center leader Bhupnarayan Adhikari, Maoist Center's ward chairperson candidate Birendra Raya sustained injury after being attacked by JSP's war chairperson candidate Rambiswas Raya. Polling could not be resumed following repeated clash despite election commission's order to conduct the polling, according to election officer Subhash Yadav.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1
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