Incident Reports

People's representative threatens to cut journalist's hand and tongue


Province 2, Mahottari, Bardibas, Ward 6

People's representative threatened to cut off the hands and tongue of TV journalist Lalan Mandal of News 24 television for broadcasting and publishing the news about the mischief of the crusher mafia (Sumit Sand Processing Industry) that illegally demolished the embankment to excavate the river in Kisan Nagar, Bardibas Municipality-6 of Mahottari. 

After the news, Falgun Susling Magar, Ward Chairman of Bardibas Municipality-7, posted a status on Facebook where a person by the name of Babu Chaulaga  commented saying to cut off journalist's hand and tongue. And in the reply, Magar passed an objectionable comment that he is ready to fight for that. Journalists  became clear that he can do anything in a dictatorial style.

On the same issue, questions were raised against such violence promotion blaming the collusion of the people's representatives with the crusher mafia.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media