Incident Reports

City Safari driver and passenger atacked in Dharan


Province 1, Sunsari, Dharan

A driver and passengers of City Safari(electric rickshaw) have been seriously injured after the dispute between tempo and City Safari (electric rickshaw) escalated. Driver Shiva Kumar Rai was attacked while taking his relative, Desh Kumar Rai home from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Both have been seriously injured from the attack. Safari drivers have accused Tempo Association of hiring local goons to threaten and attack Safari drivers. Both driver and the passenger became unconscious after three men attacked them with stones. The driver has sustained injuries in his head, face and different parts of the body, while the passenger has injuries in eye and head. The incident occurred in front of the entrance of BP Koirala Institue at noon on Monday. City Safari(electric rickshaw) and Tempo operators in Dharan are in long-running dispute over whether City Safari(electric rickshaw) can operate in Dharan. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Related to organized crime and illegal trade (drugs, arms, non-gendered human trafficking, protection racket, gang violence, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 2
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