Incident Reports

Journalists mistreated by police while taking photo


Bagmati, Chitawan, Bharatpur

Two journalists were mistreated by District Police Office, Chitwan while taking photos of alcohol bottles inside the police office.  Journalist Kedar Sharma associated with Narayani Online and News24 and Journalist Surya Baral of Bhandaphor Abhiyan was mistreated by police while taking a photo.

Sub Inspector Krishna Prasad Baral had taken Journalist Baral and Sharma to control room after taking photos of alcohol bottles. DSP Salikram Poudel of DPO, Chitwan said the journalists were taken into control after they took photos in sensitive areas without permission. 

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 n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Local Newspaper - Chitwan