Incident Reports

Police fire warning shots as situation turn tense during vote counting in Dhanauji of Dhanusha


Madhes, Dhanusha, Dhanauji, Ward 1

Police fired a dozen round of warning shot  to control the situation after the dispute  while counting the votes of local elections turned into a riot at Dhanauji rural municipality-1 in Dhanusha. The dispute escalated as 15 more ballot papers than the number of vote counts recorded were found in the ballot boxes during counting.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
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 na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media