Incident Reports

People accused for beating journalist arrested


Lumbini, Banke, Nepalgunj, Ward 3

Police have arrested Ajam Halwai (30) and Chand Babu Halwai (32) of Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan-3 on 3 July 2020, in accusation of beating journalist Tekendra Bashyal (30).

Bashyal had gone to collect news related to domestic dispute and the accused duo had beaten him and also destroyed his camera, informed the victim to INSEC’s representative in a phone conversation.

The victim had verbally informed about the incident to the Ward Police Office but hasn’t given any written complaint, informed the victim.

According to Inspector Hati Basnet, the accused were arrested for further investigation.

Smriti Devkota

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 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