Incident Reports

CPN-UML leader assaulted by a group of three people in Itahari


Province 1, Sunsari, Itahari

Dambar Subedi, a CPN-UML leader of Itahari was physically assaulted by a group of three people in Sangit Chowk on May 22, after the result of the final vote count was published. Subedi alleged that he was attacked by a group of youths including Kailash Bista who is son of Keshab Kumar Bista a candidate for the post of deputy mayor of Itahari. Subedi stated that they also threatened to beat Dwarikalal Chaudhary.

According to Subedi, Kailash was angry after his father was defeated in the local level election of the Itahari sub-metropolitan city. CPN-UML cadres staged a demonstration in front of the Itahari Area Police Office against the attack on Dambar Subedi.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
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 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media