Madhesh Press Council Chairman Bhattarai found dead

Published On: December 3, 2022 01:16 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Dec 3: Madhesh Province Media Council Chairman Shiva Hari Bhattarai has been found dead in a resort in Sarlahi.

Bhattarai, 60, was found dead in a room of Holiday Resort in Pattharkot area in Lalbandi Municipality-13 on Saturday morning.

Bhattarai arrived in Sarlahi on Friday evening to attend the 11th Annual General Convention of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Sarlahi District Chapter, as a guest. He had slept in the room after taking dinner at the resort.

According to District Police Office, Sarlahi, Bijaya Shrestha, hotel employees and his friends had checked his room after he did not get up till late in the morning. He was then found dead in his bed. Preparations are being made to take his dead body to Provincial Hospital at Malangawa for post-mortem, according DSP Bijaya Shrestha.

The 11th AGM of FNJ, Sarlahi Chapter, has been put off until further notice following the death of Bhattarai.

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