Incident Reports

Kantipur journalist assaulted in Kailali


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Janaki, Ward 6

Journalist of Kantipur Daily Ganesh Chaudhary was assaulted on August 10 while returning to home from Janaki Rural Municipality Ward No. 6 Jagatpur of Kailali. Bhoj Raj Chaudhary, who was with him, sustained head injuries and journalist Chaudhary sustained facial injuries. Journalist Chaudhari identified the attackers but is unknown why they attacked them as there had been no dispute before.

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Tribes (FONJ) Kailali has also condemned the incident and demanded action against the culprits.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons None
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 2
National/Online Media