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Journalist critically injured in Dang

Dang (Tulsipur), April 8: A group launched a deadly attack on a journalist in Dang last night. A group consisting of 10-12 persons had assaulted Bhanubhakta Basnet, a journalist working for Radio Swargadwari, nearby Kathekal, Ghorahi last night, said Radio Swargadwari.
The group attacked him while he was on the way to radio from home last night. He sustained deep injuries to head. Journalist Basnet is being treated at Rapti sub-regional hospital in Ghorahi.
Police have not arrested anyone involved in the incident, however Basnet immediately informed police about the deadly attack on him after escaping the clutch of criminals.
Meanwhile, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Dang Chapter strongly condemned the incident of attack on journalist Basnet.
Issuing a joint pres release, FNJ Dang Chairperson KL Pidit and Secretary Sabin Priyashan condemned the incident and demanded strong action against the perpetrators.
Likewise, Press Union, Pres Chautari and Revolutionary Journalists Association urged the government to bring the guilty to book and take stern action. RSS

Published Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 | 06:40 PM

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