Incident Reports

Police arrests youth from Solukhumbu on the charge of manhandling journalist


Province 1, Solukhumbu, Dudhkoshi, Ward 5

Police have arrested a youth from Solukhumbu on the charge of assaulting Ujyaalo online affiliated journalist Subash Darnal.

The arrested has been identified as Jivan Basnet, Solukhumbu District deputy-chairperson of Nepali Congress's student wing NSU. Basnet, Nepali Congress Regional representative Pradip Basnet, NSU cadre Bibhushan Rai among others had assaulted journalists Darnal and Raman Ban while they were reporting during the convention of Nepali Congress.

Police arrested Jivan from his home in Madhydudhkoshi Rural Municipality-5.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media