Incident Reports

Accused arrested for threatening journalist


Lumbini, Bardiya, Thakurbaba

Police, on September 6, arrested 37-year-old Kamal Sarumagar of Gulariya Municipality-3 on the charge of threatening and abusing 37-year-old Bhabhuk Yogi, the Secretary of Bardiya Federation of Nepal Journalist Federation of Thakurbaba Municipality-3.

The victim filed a complaint, on September 2, at the District Police Office and District Administration Office, Bardiya demanding protection and legal action against guilty who had threatened to kill him via phone on September 1. 

DSP Ram Shankar Kohar of the District Police Office, Bardiya, said that the accused Kamal had accepted that he had called Yogi.

Secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Federation Bardiya, Rajendra Prasad Dhital, said that the accused should be punished and be brought in legal framework. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
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 Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth