Dinesh Gyawali, a 25-year-old, resident of Tilottma municipality-4, and journalist Lumbini Television, was physically assaulted by the demonstrators in Motipur Industrial area. According to Dinesh Pandey, general secretary of Lumbini television, due to the assault of the demonstrators, Gyawali sustained serious injuries in his head and hands.
According to the victim, the demonstrators physically assaulted him because he was taking their video, even though he stated that he was journalist. Suresh Pariyar, a member of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Rupendehi, and Krishna Pandey, a journalist working for Khasyauli FM, were also attacked, but no injuries were reported as they fled, Pandey said. Journalists have accused police and protesters of not letting them collect the news.
The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Rupendehi, has drawn serious attention to the attack and mistreatment of journalists and media persons during the clash. In a statement signed by FNCCI Secretary Binod Pariyar, the FNJ strongly condemned the police and the public for terrorizing, attacking and abusing journalists who went to the field to report to the public.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|Primary Cause||Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Citizen/Individuals|
|Actor 1 - Youth||unknown|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||3|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Journalist/Media|
|Actor 2 - Youth||youth|