Editor of weekly ‘threatened’

Gaighat, August 29:

Editor of Nagarik Awhan — a vernacular weekly published from Gaighat — Hari Kumar Rai, today said the headmaster of the Triyuga secondary school, Satya Narayan Jha, has threatened him for publishing a news report on him and his school.

Rai said Jha wrote a letter to him where he threatened to kill him for publishing the report on alleged irregularities in the Triyuga school.

Rai condemned such threats as going against the freedom enjoyed by the fourth estate.

In a press release issued yesterday, the executive editor of the weekly, Tulsi Koirala, denounced the threat against Rai. He said the intention of the headmaster is not good and that the newspaper had carried the report based on facts. He said he is ready to reveal the source of his news.