Incident Reports

Doctor accused of misbehaving with journalist


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath, Ward 9

Doctor Badri Poudel working at Charak Memorial Hospital situated at Pokhara-9 allegedly misbehaved with journalists on January 7.

32-year-old Hemraj Adhikari, Station Manager of Phewa Television, of Pokhara-27 and 17-year-old cameraperson of Pokhara-13 were allegedly misbehaved by the doctor when questioned about the debate arising among the hospital management since last few days.

The victims informed Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Kaski about the incident. However, they have not filed any complaints.

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 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth youth