NEPALESE JOURNALIST BADLY INJURED IN BLADE ATTACK


10 February 2008
Dhanusha , Nepal
 
Journalist Attacked
 
Arjun Chhetri, vice president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Dhanusha Chapter was attacked by person named Lokesh Jha at 11:15am today (10 Feb) at Bhanu Chowk of Janakpur, Dhanusa district of central region.
 
Bishnu Chhimeki, central committee member of FNJ said that Jha attacked Chhetri with Khukuri, a traditional sharp weapon like sword, on his head and is seriously injured. Chhetri is undergoing treatment at Janakpur District Hospital and reason behind the attack is not known yet.
 
FNJ has condemned the attack on journalist and strongly urge government, security officials and local authorities to take an immediate action to investigate and punish the culprit.
Pradeep Kaphle
   Nepal

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