Incident Reports

Ballot boxes looted in Yamunamai of Rautahat


Madhes, Rautahat, Yemunamai, Ward 1

Ballot boxes have been looted from two polling centers of Yamunamai rural municipality of Rautahat. Ballot boxes were looted from Chikna Jetharahiya 'Ka' polling station of Ward No. 1 and a polling station of Ward No. 2 of Yamunamai rural municipality.

In Yamunamai, there were repeated clashes between the cadres of Janata Samajwadi Party, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML. However, a riot broke out at the polling station and an angry mob occupied the polling station and tore up the remaining ballot papers and vandalized the ballot boxes.

In the process, a group fled with ballot boxes. Police said that the ballot boxes were recovered in wet condition. Election Officer Hari Prasad Sharma has informed that polling has been canceled in both the places.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org , Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media