Incident Reports

Unknown group attacks HR activist with rods


Bagmati, Chitawan, Rapti

Surkhet, Falgun 18: Birendranagar bata patrakar sammelan gari afno ghar farkindai garda manavadhikarkarmi Yadab Bastola mathi char janako samuh bata akraman bhayeko cha. SURKHET, March 1: Executive Director of Human Rights Alliance Nepal, Yadab Bastola, was attacked with iron rods by an unidentified group at Bidhapur VDC of Surkhet district, Thursday evening. A group of four attacked Bastola after blindfolding him. However, he sustained only minor injuries from the attack. Bastola believes he was attacked for advocating justice for the family of the late Surya Poudel, an insurgency era victim. He had published his concern for Poudel´s family in Surkhet Pahichan, a Surkhet-based daily newspaper. "They were irate over my published concern. I tried to calm them, saying we could talk things over but they kept bashing me with iron rods and I finally lost consciousness," said Bastola.