Rabi Lamichhane arrested

Rabi Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Police have arrested News24 television journalist Rabi Lamichhane from his office on Thursday evening.

Kathmandu Metropolitan Police, in the request of District Police Office, Chitwan, apprehended Lamichhane from News24 office to interrogate in connection with the suicide of journalist Salikram Pudasaini, according to sources.

Pudasaini, a Mountain Television journalist, was found hanging by a ceiling fan in Room 202 at Hotel Kangaroo in Narayangadh of Chitwan under mysterious circumstances on August 5.

Police had recovered two videos from Pudasaini’s mobile phone which he had recorded before killing himself.

In the videos, which was accessed and released by Nepal Aaja on its online portal a day ago, Pudasaini has stated that Lamichhane had driven him to the point where he had nothing left but to end his own life. Pudasaini had also mentioned names of Yuvraj Kandel and Asmita Karki in the video.

Pudasaini had been working for Lamichhane’s program Sidha Kura Janata Sanga two months ago before hosting Mission News on Mountain TV.

Police have also arrested Kandel and Karki for further investigation.

Lamichhane will be taken to Chitwan for further investigation, sources said.

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