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Journalist attacked brutally by security officials

Journalist attacked brutally by security officials

Freedom Forum condemns the brutal attack on journalist Hom Kumar Karki (Rajan Karki) of Radio Sahara FM 104.2 Megahertz. The incident occurred on late Saturday evening at Sindhuli district of Province 3. 

As per the sources, the journalist was attacked by security officials wearing a civil dress. The journalist was attacked by  Head Constable Salam Singh Lama and  Constable Bikash Singh Syangtang when journo requested them not to record his video at a local eatery. They hit journo with the beer bottle and helmet which resulted in severe injury to the journalist. Immediately, the journo was taken to the local hospital which referred him to the Kathmandu based hospital. Currently, he is under treatment at Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. 

As per the Medical professionals, journo is severely injured and is under critical condition due to the injuries sustained in injury in his head and face.  

Freedom Forum condemns the attack against the journalist and demands immediate action against the officials involved in crime. The attack against journo is a severe breach of press freedom in the country. Involvement of Security officials in such grave human right breach is condemnable. FF urges the concerned authority to take the issue seriously. 

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Freedom Forum
monitoring@freedomforum.org.np
01-4102030/ 4102022