Incident Reports

Ward chairperson accused of physically assaulting locals in Makawanpur over dispute related to garbage disposal


Bagmati, Makawanpur, Kailash, Ward 6

Ram Bahadur Gomba, ward chairperson of Kailash rural municipality-6 in Makawanpur has been accused of physically assaulting three locals. Locals alleged that the ward chairperson physically assaulted Kumar Dhakal, a local of  Kailash rural municipality-5 after Gomba's vehicle got trapped in the wet and muddy road in-front of Dhakal's under-construction house. In this regard the chairperson reportedly assaulted Dhakal and his son and another local Nitan Bista, who tried to break off fight. The ward chairperson claimed that he did not assault anyone and he had only gone to the site to  inspect the road since there were complaints regarding muddy roads.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
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 na
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media