Incident Reports

Independent candidate for Kathmandu constituency no 9 allegedly assaulted


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kirtipur

Rajendra Prasad Pathak, an independent candidate for the House of Representative election from Kathmandu constituency no-9, alleged that he was brutally assaulted by the cadres of rival parties. Accordin to Pathak, he was assaulted on November 15 while he was returning home via Kirtipur after a program at Chandragiri municipality. He demanded to action against those who assaulted him. He further speculated he was either assaulted by either the cadres of the ruling alliance or CPN-UML who he claimed felt threatened by his popularity.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 2 - Youth na
Election-related cause primary
National/Online Media