In another instance of attack against media-persons in the country, journalist Rabindra Pokharel of Republica daily was severely beaten up by a group of people at Biratnagar in eastern Morang district on Thursday.
A group of 15 persons had attacked him to avenge a news report he had published in Republica and Nagarik dalies on May 31 regarding a dispute on land belonging to local Indra Kumar Maskey
The report stated that Maskey had been illegally occupying the house and land owned by Bimala Devi Pokhrel.
According to journalist Pokharel, Binod Yadav and Pankaj Maskey attacked him along with other group members.
Journalist Pokharel escaped only after he called police whom were moving nearby the venue. He has sustained minor injuries in his body in the incident. Nepalnews.com