Incident Reports

Two arrested on the charge of manhandling journalist in Banke


Lumbini, Banke, Nepalgunj, Ward 1

Police on July 3 arrested 30-year-old Aazam Halwai and 32-year-old Chandbabu Halwai of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City-1 on the charge of manhandling 30-year-old Tekhendra Basyal, General member of Federation of Nepali Journalists and employee of Global Media, of the same sub-metropolitan. 

The victim told to the INSEC representative over a phone call that the accused beat him when he went to cover the news of land dispute on July 3 and also broke his camera.  

The victim said that he had lodged a complaint at the Ward Police Office on July 3 verbally, however, had not lodged a written complaint. 

Inspector Hari Basnet of the Ward Police Office said that the two accused have been arrested and an investigation is underway.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
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