Incident Reports

Journalist physically assaulted by the demonstrators in Surkhet


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar, Ward 9

Dal Bahadur Thapa a 29-year-old journalist of was physically assaulted by the directors and employees of Bubble Transport Company on February 13 in the Birendranagar municipality-10 while reporting the news. A clash broke out between the locals and police on February 13 in Birendranagar of Surkhet, after a woman named Nadi Raut lost her life in a traffic accident. And the directors and employees of Bubble Transport Company threatened the journalist not to take pictures and videos of the incident. According to the eyewitness, the accused charged the victim with a glass bottle in his head injuring him. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (large group)
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1