An unidentified group assaulted on Ruru FM in Gulmi, Sringa in the western region of Nepal on December 25, Thursday night, leaving FM technician Raju Basnet in a serious injury.The group of five assaulters masked with black band attacked him with khukri and pelted stones at FM station.
“They fled away when local people shouted”, said Yuba Raj Basyal, station manager of FM, adding they made attempts to attack on FM on Wednesday evening as well.
The FM has been on operation in the eastern belt of Gulmi for the last three months.
Freedom Forum deplores the attack and demands with the government to ensure physical security to journalists and provide necessary compensation of the loss caused to FM. It is the latest attack on media amidst a series of press freedom violations taking place in various part of the country.
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