Incident Reports

Assistant Inspector accused of assaulting a journalist in Kathmandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Nagarjun

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) accuses the  Assistant Inspector of Police Pratibha Singh of mistreating and assaulting Parsh Bikram Shah, a member of FNJ's associate organization Nepal Sports Journalists Forum and editor/publisher of Desh while collecting news.

According to the federation, Shah, who reached Swayambhu on June 17 to collect news, was beaten by Assistant Inspector Singh even while showing the journalist's identity card issued by the Information Department. After that, a police constable took him to the Swayambhu police circle, threatened him by pointing a gun, and beat him with sticks and boots.

The federation has drawn the attention of the concerned bodies to create an environment for journalists to work in a smooth and safe manner by investigating the incident and taking legal action against the culprits.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
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 Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media