Incident Reports

Six injured in clash between voters and police in Palpa during vote counting; police fired tear gas


Lumbini, Palpa, Rambha, Ward 5

Six people were injured in a clash between voters and police in Rambha rural municipality of Palpa on May 15 during a dispute regarding vote counting. Three police and 3 voters were injured in a clash. The dispute arose after 74 more votes than the number of registered voters were found to have been casted. The clash took place while the coalition party cadres were trying to reach the office of the election officer. Chief District Officer of Palpa Jagannath Pant said that the police fired tear gas after three policemen were charged and injured by the pelted stones and batons.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon , Other
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 6
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