Incident Reports

Journalist abused for taking video of poor quality construction work in Mahhotari


Province 2, Mahottari, Jaleswor, Ward 5

Sanjeev Kumar Roy, a former Armed Police Force, who is also the chairman of the consumer committee, allegedly misbehaved with AP one Television's Mahottari correspondent Navin Chaudhary by taking control of the communication material and forcing him to delete the content.

Journalist Chaudhary had taken the video of low-quality road slope in Pataili of Jaleshwor Municipality-5, however, Roy, snatched Chaudhary's mobile phone and deleted the content. The road from Sunaina Devi's house to Binod Mandal's house was paved on May 26. Journalist Chaudhary had taken video and photos of the road after it collapsed on May 27.

Secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Mahottari Branch, Rajkaran Mahato has strongly demanded the police administration to bring those involved in the incident to justice.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
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 APF
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media