Death threat to journo slammed

KATHMANDU: The life of member of Nepal Press Union Chitwan Chapter Shyam Sundar Prasad Giri has been threatened.

Artist Sudarshan Gautam issued a death threat to journalist Giri over phone from Texas State of the US for publishing a news titled ‘Artists flying to US to raise relief in the name of earthquake survivors’ on June 16. Journalist Giri has been operating a film digital magazine — from Chitwan.

“Artist Sudarshan Gautam threatened to finish me off from the mobile number +15125904012 for covering the news,” said Giri.

Issuing a press release, Nepal Press Union’s General Secretary Ajaya Babu Shivakoti has urged the government to initiate action against the person who issued the death threat to a journalist rather than choosing legal means if he felt the news content was fabricated.