FNJ denounces attack on journalist Bhattarai

Published On: October 7, 2017 05:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KALIKOT, Oct 7: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Kalikot chapter has condemned the attack on a journalist Arjun Prasad Bhattarai. 

A statement issued today by President of the FNJ Kalikot branch Tularam Pandey also demanded treatment for the injured, and action against the assailants. A clash ensued over a dispute and a group of three youths attacked Bhattarai while playing a carrom in the district headquarters Manma on Friday evening, the police said. 

Similarly, various organizations related to the press have demanded action against the attackers. 

Bhattarai, a central council member of the FNJ and Chairperson of the Press Centre Kalikot, who sustained head injuries, has been referred to Kohalpur Medical College, the family said. A search has been launched for the assailants, the police said. (RSS)

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