Freedom Forum has been shocked to know the murder of a journalist in neighbouring country India.

Criminals gunned down youth journalist Bimal Mandal at Arariya Ranigunj of Bihar state, India. He was shot dead at his own home on Friday morning (18 August). According to Indian media, Mandal who was injured seriously in the attack, breathed his last while being taken to hospital.  

Mandal was a local reporter for a Hindi daily, Dainik Jagaran.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident. Shockwave has run across the media fraternity in the region.

Freedom Forum Executive Chief Taranath Dahal observes, “Growing number of attack on media and murder of journalists in India, the neighbouring country of Nepal, is a serious trend. As a largest democracy in the world, the journalist’s killing in a broad day light is deplorable act that mocks at free press.”

Freedom Forum urges the concerned authority to investigate into the murder and help cater justice to the victim family.


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