Incident Reports

Mayoral candidate manhandled for entering polling booth in Dhading


Bagmati, Dhading, Nilakantha, Ward 5

Cadres of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) manhandled Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for the post of mayor of Nilakantha Municipality Bhim Prashad Dhungana at Panchakanya Secondary school polling booth in Nilakantha municipality-5 after he entered the polling center. A dispute ensued when UML and Maoist Center cadres objected to Dhungana's entry at the polling booth and accused him of canvassing voters. They manhadled him during the dispute. Dhungana did not sustain any injury in the incident.

Dhungana claimed that he did not violate the election code of conduct and stated that he was attacked immediately after entering the polling center. NC ward chairperson candidate Ram Kumar Shrestha was also reportedly beaten in the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org , CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
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