Incident Reports

Journos misbehaved in course of collecting news


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

Sanjaya Malla, 38 editor of Pokhara based Pokhareli news wekly and 36 years old Uttam Paudel of News 24 TV were misbehaved by the operator from Tejaswi Jwellers duo Bikram Sunar , Raj Kumar Sunar and security guard Rudra Rana Magar while collecting the news. The victims lodged complaint against them at District Police Office on November 4.

Journo duo were on the spot to collect news after the complaint were received from the customers saying that the quality and quantity of gold that they were selling were of lower standard. The operator misbehaved them and the security guard even man handled both the victims.

The District Police Office arrested security guard Rudra rana Magar for his involvement in beating according to DSP Rabindra Man Gurung.

DSP Gurung said that further investigation is undergoing regarding the incident.

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 Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth