Incident Reports

Journalist physically assaulted by three in Siraha


Madhes, Siraha, Sakhuwanankarkatti, Ward 5

Pradip Kumar Mahato, a 23-year-old  journalist of Nawalpur Today Online Portal and Netra Daily paper was physically assaulted by Chandan Yadav a 20-year-old, son of Nawarajpur rural municipality,  19-year-old boy Amit Yadav, and 18-year-old Pappu Yadav an  on November 28 in Sakhuwannkarkatti rural municipality-5 during a Bibahapanchami festival.  The victim alleged that the accused physically assaulted him when he tried to take photos and videos of the government's vehicle which was used during a holiday. The motorcycle bearing number plate of Pra 1001 Wa 0323 was being used during a public holiday and when Mahato questioned the youths including the rural municipality chairperson's son riding the motorcycle, they assaulted him. The victim alleged that the police refused to register his complaint against the assailants.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth youth
National/Online Media