Incident Reports

Couple assaulted by a group in Siraha for not casting votes to their desired candidate


Madhes, Siraha, Bhagawanpur, Ward 2

35-year-old Gita Devi Yadav and her husband Duniya lal Yadav were beaten for not giving votes to candidate of ward chairperson from CPN-UML at ward no. 2 of Bhagwanpur rural municipality in Siraha. Supporters of the CPN-UML candidate beat the couple when their victory rally marched to the village. Among the accused are nephew of newly elected ward chairperson, Anil Yadav along with Devnath Yadav, and Krishna Bandhu Yadav. 

The couples said that, they were assaulted in the pretext of voting but the actual reason was an old feud between them.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 2
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
National/Online Media