Incident Reports

Election officer mistreated, vehicle vandalized in Birtamod of Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Birtamod, Ward 3

Locals vandalized a vehicle of the district election office in Birtamod municipality-3 on May 14 after finding sample ballot papers inside the vehicle. The locals also mistreated  District Election Officer Tulasi Kumar Nepal who was on the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Sample ballot papers without stamps were found on the vehicle. Police provided security to Nepal and the vehicle. Nepal was assaulted while he was visiting site to ensure and observe separate media desks for media persons at all the vote counting sites, increase the number of counting sites and understanding the reasons behind the delay in the counting of votes.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
National/Online Media