Incident Reports

Six injured during attack at Nepali Congress' victory rally in Birgunj


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj, Ward 27

Six persons sustained injuries as a group of CPN-UML cadres allegedly attacked a rally of Nepali Congress cadres in Birgunj, Parsa district, of southern Nepal on Thursday night. After winning the ward chairpersonship of Birgunj-27, the Nepali Congress cadres had organised a victory rally on the night of May 18. According to Congress cadres, UML cadres including the ward chairperson candidate attacked them. Police arrested CPN-UML’s ward chairperson candidate Pradeep Kumar Yadav and two others for their alleged involvement in the attack, informed DSP Om Prakash Khanal.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 6
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