The cadres of the agitating Madhesi Front torched a vehicle belonging to the Kantipur national daily in Birgunj, a city in the central southern plains of Nepal, on 27 December.
According to a reporter for the Kantipur daily from Birgunj city, Bhushan Yadav, the Front cadres set on fire the press vehicle (Ba 13 Cha 495) while it was returning to Chitwan city after circulating newspapers in Birgung. The arson took place early in the morning.
As per the news reported by Yadav, the cadres blocked the road, stopped the vehicle, took the staffs out from it and set the vehicle on fire by sprinkling petrol. The cadres said to the Kantipur staffs, "Why the newspaper published news against Tarai/Madhes?"
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