Incident Reports

Ward chairperson accused of assaulting service seeker in Mahottari


Madhes, Mahottari, Bardibas, Ward 9

Jitendra Mahato, a local of Bardibas-9, was allegedly physically assaulted by Ghuran Mahato, a ward chairperson of the same municipality on July 7. According to the victim, the ward chairperson verbally abused him in the ward office when he had gone there to collect recommendations for COVID-19 relief for his aunt and other locals. Jitendra alleged that the accused started to capture video from his phone and when he requested the ward chairperson to stop recording, the ward chairperson slapped him.

The ward chairperson stated that he had not physically assaulted Jitendra, instead he accused Jitendra of assaulting him.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media