Incident Reports

Police fire 5 round warning shots as situation turn tense due to clash between cadres of political parties in Kaudena of Sarlahi


Madhes, Sarlahi, Kaudena, Ward 4

Cadres of Janata Samajwadi Party (JaSaPa), Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LoSaPa), CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress clashed in Kaudena rural municipality in Sarlahi on May 14. Meanwhile, the situation became tense after a Nepali Congress supporter pelted stones at the vehicle of Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Mahendra Rai. Police fired five-rounds of warning shots to mitigate the situation. 

The JaSaPa, LoSaPa and CPN (Maoist Center) were demanding re-polling in Motipur of Kaudena rural municipality-4 while the Nepali Congress is demanding recount of votes. According to election officer for Kaudena Viswanath Aryal, the JaSaPa leader filed a petition at the Chief Electoral Officer's Office seeking re-polling.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party (LoSaPa) , CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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