Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal

first_img Receive email alerts News to go further NepalAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is appalled by yesterday’s cold-blooded murder of Devi Prasad Dhitalalias Hemraj, the chairman of community radio Tulsipur FM, in the western district of Dang.Shot in the chest, he died after being rushed to a hospital in Tulsipur. Police arrested a mansuspected of being one of the killers.“We urge the local and national authorities to assign enough police officers so that the suspectscan be arrested quickly and a thorough investigation carried out,” Reporters Without Borderssaid. “Those who decided to silence the head of Tulsipur FM know that Nepal’s community radiostations are influential and play a key role in disseminating news and information.”Dhital was shot yesterday evening while travelling on a motorcycle. After bringing him down withtheir first shot, his killers shot him two more times in the chest.The ministry of home and as well as the information and communication ministrycondemned the incident and promised to arrest those responsible. Businessmen’s associationsparalysed activity in Dang by calling a marketplace strike in protest against his murder. TheFederation of Nepali Journalists sent a mission led by its secretary-general, PoshanKC, to carry out an investigation.The third media owner to be killed since the start of the year, Dhital was also a localactivist of the ruling party Nepali Congress. The motive for his murder is not yet known. Heleaves a wife and two daughters. Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News July 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more