Incident Reports

Victims accuse police of assaulting them in Sankhuwasabha, four injured


Province 1, Sankhuwasabha, Madi, Ward 5

Dawachhatra Sherpa, CPN (Maoist Center) mayoral candidate of Madi municipality, Furwa Sherpa, and Pasang Sherpa of Madi municipality-5 have accused the police of assaulting them on May 16 night. The victims alleged that on May 16 while they were having dinner at the vote counting site, a group of 12-13 police assaulted them. Locals alleged that the police were under the influence of alcohol when they assaulted the victims. According to Dawachatra, they were physically assaulted during the interrogation of police when CPN-UML cadres chanted slogans against Nepali Congress.

Dawachatra claimed that his wife and daughter were also physically assaulted by the police in their house. Due to the assault Shyam Sherpa sustained injuries in his head and his hand was fractured. Shyam underwent medical treatment in Kathmandu whereas other injured got treatment in a local health post. Police denied the accusation that they were under the influence of alcohol during the incident but they confessed that they assaulted the victims. 

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 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 4