Incident Reports

Cadres of CPN-UML physically assaulted by Nepali Congress cadres in Ramechhap: Five injured


Bagmati, Ramechhap, Manthali, Ward 9

CPN-UML cadres along with newly elected ward chairperson of Manthali Municipality-9 Gokarnaraj Aaran and his family were physically assaulted by the Nepali Congress cadres and Nepali Congress ward chairperson candidate Buddhi Bahadur Pulami (Bharat) on May 19 night in Ramechhap. CPN-UML claimed that the cadres of the Nepali Congress physically assaulted them by entering in the CPN-UML's ward office. 

Uttam Aaran, son of newly elected ward chairperson Gokarnaraj Aaran, said that the cadres of the Nepali Congress came to assault them on nine motorcycles. Five CPN-UML cadres Gautam Aaran, Uttam Aaran, Omprakash Aaran, Narayan Aaran, and Khadgaraj Aaran were injured in the attack. Newly elected ward chairperson Gokarna Raj Aran said that the CPN-UML attacked them with intention of killing. In Puranagaun, UML's AAran was elected with 550 votes while Congress candidate Pulami Magar was defeated with 516 votes.

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
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 5
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