Reporter with the Radio Dolpa, Subarna Kumar Dangi, was attacked by the cadres of the Young Communist League, a youth wing of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in Dolpa, a distant mountainous district in the west of Nepal, in the evening of November 8, 2013.
The National News Agency (RSS) of Nepal wrote, "Reporter Dangi who was injured seriously said he was assaulted by six cadres of the YCL saying, 'He is the man writing news about us. So, let's break his hand.'"
He was beaten at Phulpani of Liku VDC while going to home of Dangiwada in the district.
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