Incident Reports

NC regional representative shot dead


Madhes, Dhanusha, Sahidnagar, Ward 10

(Updated) Regional representative of the Nepali Congress (NC) Dhanusha-1 Rajendra Prasad Yadav has been shot dead. According to police, Yadav of Dhanusha Balakhor-4 was shot dead by an unidentified armed gang on Friday night. Yadav, 45, has received bullets in his belly, chest and neck, eyewitness NC lawmaker Mokta Kumari Yadav told Republica. The incident took place when Rajendra was attending a wedding ceremony taking place in the house of lawmaker Mokta Kumari. An unidentified gang called Rajendra outside the wedding house through telephone and shot him dead, said lawmaker. Police are intensifying their investigation to find out the culprit behind Rajenra's murder, said SP Ram Datta Joshi. Slain Yadav had been the president of a village committee of Nepali Congress (democratic) prior to the unification of Nepali Congress. Regional representative of the party Rajendra is survived by his wife and two sons. Yadav's body has been brought to Janakpur Hospital for postmortem. UDMF cadres have been targeting NC leaders of late. Earlier, UDMF cadres had attacked houses belonging to NC General Secretary Bimalendra Nidhi and central member Ananda Dhungana, among others.

Update.... Two, including an NC leader’s murder accused, arrested District Police Dhanusha today held at least two persons, including the commander of Janatantrik Tiger Janashakti Party, an underground outfit in the Tarai on the charge of their involvement in various criminal cases. Security personnel held Prithvi Singh alias Kailash Thakur, 20, of Mirchaiya, Siraha. Singh was accused of murdering Rajendra Yadav, a Nepali Congress constituency representative of Dhanusha on February 5. He was also charged of shooting Nasim Rain of Birendra Bazaar, another Nepali Congress constituency representative of the district on February 6, according to Dhanusha Police Chief SP Ram Datta Joshi. Binod Yadav alias Kari Yadav, 30, of Bhediya, Siraha also was arrested along with Thakur, while the former was driving a motorbike which the latter was riding pillion. Police seized a pistol, a magazine, seven rounds of bullets, two mobile sets, an Indian sim card, and a Nepali sim card from both of them, according to SP Joshi. They were held from Indian territory along the Nepal-India border. Police suspected a transaction might be the cause of the murder. “Everyone, except the person involved in the incidents has been held. However, the reasons behind the incidents are yet to be ascertained,” said police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 1
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