Incident Reports

Ward chairperson mistreated by police in Rupandehi


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Tillotama, Ward 4

60-year-old Hari Bahadur Chhetri, the ward chairperson of Tilottama Municipality-4, was abused by DSP Thag Bahadur KC of the area police office, Butwal on 17 July at the time of the Budget segregation of the local planning process.  CPN-UML elected local representatives were protesting against the postponement of the municipal assembly citing the attendance of less than minimum number of local representatives required to hold the assembly. CPN-UML cadres claimed that although there were enough participants, they were not allowed to sign the attendance and were protesting by chanting slogans. DSP KC pushed ward chairperson into a swimming pool while intervening the protest.  DSP KC, claimed that there was only a minor scuffle while he was trying to protect chief executive officer of the municipality.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Intervention at Protest
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth