Incident Reports

Journalist attacked by the contractor of Kathmandu View Tower


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Tarakeshwor

Madhav Prasad Guragain, the operator and journalist of was physically attacked on April 12.  According to the victim, during the attack, media materials were vandalized and he even received death threats. Guragain, who was reporting on the progress of the Kathmandu View Tower under construction at the old bus park in Kathmandu, was beaten by Contractor Manoj Bhetwal, his brother Bhairav ​​Bhetwal and Manoj's supervisor Gyan Manoj Guragain,

Journalist Guragain has demanded action against all those involved in the attack and compensation for the vandalized media material. Further, Nepal Aaja Pvt. Ltd has issued a statement condemning the incident. Meanwhile, police said that the three accused have switched off their mobile phones and fled.

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 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Private company
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media