Suspected smugglers amputate fingers of a Nepal journalist
Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 00:17
Kathmandu: A young journalist had to face the ire of smugglers for daring to write about their activities in Nepal's far Western districts as they allegedly sliced off his fingers.

Sushil Dhungana, publisher and editor of Ghodaghodi Sandesh weekly, was abducted by five persons on motorcycles from Naya Bazar of Sadhepani village while returning home and taken away to forest.

His abductors, who remained unidentified, beat him severely before cutting one finger each of both of his hands, Manmohan Swar, Coordinator of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) of far-West Nepal, said.

"These hands are responsible for news report against us and now you face the consequence," the abductors told the journalist before carrying out the ghastly crime.

The incident followed a news report published in the weekly highlighting the increased smuggling and illegal trade going on in the district.

The attack against the journalist has enraged scribes and a team of journalists has been dispatched to the centre for fact finding mission.


First Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 00:17

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