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Television News Chief Attacked

Kailali based STS Television News Chief Mr. Lokendra Bista was attacked on March 8 by three unknown persons. Kailali lies in the far western region of Province 7 of Nepal.

According to Dev Raj Pant, Freedom Forum stringer for Province-7, Bista was attacked while he is returning home from TV Station at 12:45 AM in Bisalnagar.

“The attackers attacked Bista saying You are the person who work in Television, right?” said representative Panta quoting News Chief Bista.

Bista sustained injuries in his eyes, mouth, neck, chest and back. The attackers also looted some cash from Bista. They were riding motorbike, Bista informed to FF’s representative.

The local police informed that they have already started the investigation of the incident. We are facing problem to investigate the case as the number of motorbike and identity of persons involved in thrashing journalist is yet to be ascertained, the police told FF’s representative.

Freedom Forum strongly condemns the attack against the media person and urges the concerned authority to investigate the incident and take the matter seriously.

Freedom Forum

Thapathali, Kathmandu

Post Box No: 24292

Phone No. 4102030, 4102022

Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np

Email:  monitoring@freedomforum.org.np;   info@freedomforum.org.np;