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Reporter Bishwokarma attacked in the capital city

An unknown gang attacked Hiralal Bishwokarma, Chief Reporter with the Himalaya Times national daily, published from the capital city, on the night of January 25.

He was attacked while he returning home after office at a local Mid Baneshwor of the capital city, about 9:30pm.

According to Editor at the daily, Govinda Luitel, Chief Reporter Bishwokarma was attacked from behind by some five/six persons in a group; they also looted his purse, and important documents from him.

Admitted in a nearby hospital after the injury with attack, he is taking medicine, and prescribed to take rest for some days. He got injuries on face.

Asked whether the attack was related to the news reporting, Editor Luitel, said it however not clear yet.

Freedom Forum vehemently condemns the attack on chief reporter Bishwokarma. The incident shows how the media persons are at risk even in the capital city where smooth security situation is expected. FF strongly urges the local authority including the police to search the attackers and bring them to book. Also, FF wishes for speedy recovery of injured journalists Bishwokarma.
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