Incident Reports

SLMM cadres torch pick-up van carrying diesel


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Lumbini Sanskritik, Ward 6

The agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) supporters torched a tipper (Na 3 Kha 6688) transporting diesel drums at Gurubaniya area along the Bhairahawa-Lumbini road stretch. The SLMM activists had also tried to burn another truck (Na 5 Kha 244) carrying diesel at Hatibangai VDC on Tuesday, police said. Superintendent of Police Buddhiraj Gurung said the protesters intercepted the truck that had entered Nepal from Marchawar area in southern Rupandehi and tried to set it on fire. They were, however, stopped by police. The SLMM supporters finally agreed to release the truck to Bhairahawa Customs Office, SP Gurung said. The SLMM supporters also obstructed Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point for two hours on Wednesday afternoon. Area Police Office informed that 24 fuel tankers and 65 cargo trucks entered Nepal after the protesters cleared the area.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Madhes-based Parties
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 2 - Youth na
Totally damaged Vehicles 1
Severely damaged Vehicles 1
National/Online Media