Incident Reports

Police assaults journalist while reporting incident in Janakpur


Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur, Ward 1

Police assaulted a 32-year-old journalist of Thaha Khabar Media Network Dhanusha, Santosh Yadav of  Janakpurdham Sub-Municipality Ward-1 on Friday. Yadav was beaten while he was reporting the incident on vandalism at Navajiban hospital.

According to the journalist of, Shivendra Rohita, an eyewitness to the incident, police seized the mobile phone of Yadav alleging he had filmed the incident and broke the screen. Rohita has also accused the police of beating him.

DSP Makendra Mishra of the District Police Office, Dhanusha said that all the teams would be called and investigated and action would be taken against them if they were found guilty.

Journalist Yadav is undergoing treatment in Dhanusha Hospital.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons Blunt weapon
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 na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1