Published On: December 10, 2019 12:31 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Suman Chapagain, a journalist affiliated with Nagarik daily, a sister publication of Republica daily, has been hospitalized today morning after police personnel thrashed him during the reporting of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) on the Dasrath Stadium premises.
The incident occurred when the police personnel resorted to lathi-charge to disperse a group of football fans who launched the protest after not getting tickets to watch the football match scheduled for today afternoon.
Journalist Chapagain was taking photos of the enraged football fans who were clashing with police.
"Police resorted lathi charge at me when I was taking photographs of the football fans when they were clashing with the police," Chapagain told Republica who is currently undergoing treatment at Tripureswor-based Blue Cross Hospital.
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