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Police beats reporter

Dilip Singh, a reporter for Nayapatrika daily, from Siraha, a district in the southern plains of Nepal, was beaten by a police person while reporting, on December 10.

A police from local Lahan area attacked reporter Singh with fist while visualizing a distribution of cooking gas to the people.

According to the Nawapatrika daily, police inspector Pachuram Chaudhari beat the reporter reasoning he could not visualize the gas distribution.

With the severe shortage of fuel supply in the country, distribution of cooking gas had to be monitored by the security persons in different places.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it has violated press freedom. The security body is strongly urged to make aware the police persons on the rights of journalists for free reporting, and take action on the inspector beating reporter Singh.

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