ALERT: TIBETAN JOURNALIST MURDERED


Birgunj, Nepal

January 13,2008

The Jwala Singh faction of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha shot dead a journalist in Birgunj on Saturday night.

Pushpa Shrestha, editor of local weekly newspapers New Highway and New Season, was shot in his right shoulder by the JTMM-J cadres who came in a motorcycle.

The incident took place in front of Kanya Lower Secondary School at Birgunj Municipility-3 during a power outage.

Shrestha succumbed to his injuries around 11 pm while undergoing treatment at the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital.

Parsa district In-charge Toofan Singh has claimed the responsibility for the murder.

Pradeep Kaphle
    Nepal

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