Incident Reports

Dalit man physically assaulted for entering a temple in Bajura


Sudurpashchim, Bajura, Tribeni

A Dalit man was assaulted for entering a temple in Bajura. Tekendra Sunar, a Dalit man was assaulted while he was attending a prayer at a temple in Nateshwori temple of Tribenu municipality-7. According to DSP Surya Bahadur Thapa, a group under Tribeni municipality-7 ward chairperson Juddha Bahadur Aidi beat Sunar for entering the temple. According to DSP Thapa, police had taken ward chairperson Aidi into control for investigation into the incident. Sunar also accused the group of looting Rs 60,000 in his possession.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media