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Reporter Aryal Attacked in Capital City

Gokarna Aryal, reporter with the Gorkhapatra national daily, was attacked by an unknown gang in the capital city on 8 December, 2013.

He was attacked by three persons while returning home from the office in the evening. He received injuries on face and head.

Talking to Freedom Forum's Media Monitoring Desk, Mr Aryal said, "There were three unknown persons behind me while I was walking back to home from office. Suddenly, one of them attacked, saying why I boasted of becoming a journalist."

He had to go to hospital immediately for the treatment, as there was something piercing on his head. His is out of risk now.

It shows that the journalists are not safe even in the capital city where management of security with the mobilization of maximum personnel is evident.

Freedom Forum vehemently condemns the incident and urges the security to arrest the attackers and mete out punishment.

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Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box No: 24292
Phone No. 4102030, 4102022
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