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.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|Secondary Form||Attack on Journalist|
|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|