More than half a dozen journalists were attacked while seeking information at Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City office on January 7. Journalists had visited the office to report dispute surrounding the Janaki Temple. Janakpur is located in Province 2.
Journalists Anil Mishra, Arkanta Amar, Bikash Shah, Raja Jha, Summit Mishra, Subash Karn, and Shatrudhan Yadav were manhandled under the direction of Mayor Lal Kishor Shah during reporting at Metropolitan City office. Journalists Karna, Jha, and Thakur represent Ujjwalo online, Deshsanchar online and Kantipur TV respectively.
FF received the information that journalists were manhandled also at the office of the Mayor by the security officials.
Meanwhile, journalists Amar who was beaten badly sustained the injury in the head.
According to the victim journalists, Mayor Shah told them to wait for 3 hours for the byte. Further, journalists said Mayor misbehaved and aggressively responded to them saying media were spreading unwanted fear.
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