Journalist manhandled

KATHMANDU: Agitators today manhandled Dil Bahadur Adhikari, the editor of Chitwan-based Loktantra Dainik, in Chitwan.

Adhikari was out on his assignment during the protest rally called by the Nepali Congress to protest the murder of its party cadre when the incident occurred.

The agitators also damaged the editor’s motorcycle.

Issuing a press statement, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) condemned the act and urged the government to bring the culprits to book. It also demanded appropriate compensation for the victim.

“Mediapersons should not be targeted in the name of bandhs and strikes called by various political parties,” the

FNJ said.