Incident Reports

Woman assaulted by Rastriya Prajatantra Party's ward chairperson candidate in Kapilvastu

2022-05-15

Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Shivaraj, Ward 1

35-year-old Asha Tharu of Sonpur, was physically assaulted by Rahul Tharu, a RPP candidate for the post of ward chairperson of Shivaraj municipality-1 on May 15 after losing in a local level election with the candidate of CPN-UML. Asha sustained serious injuries on her head and mouth. According to the police, a complaint was lodged against six people including Rahul accusing them of beating the woman for not voting in their favour. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations RPP
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
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