Gyanendra Shahi discharged from hospital

Gyanendra Shahi

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Anti-corruption activist Gyanendra Shahi has been discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

Shahi was admitted to National Trauma Center in Kathmandu after sustaining injuries on head and body when he attacked by an unidentified group of youth in Chitwan on Saturday.

Shahi was assaulted with rods, stones and sticks while he was returning to Kathmandu in a microbus after his anti-corruption program in Chaubiskoth, Bharatpur was obstructed by the group.

Shahi was rescued by the police and was taken to Chitwan Medical College before he was transferred to the Trauma Center.

Opposition leaders have claimed that the assault on Shahi was carried out by the cadres of ruling Nepal Communist Party, who had previously warned him not to conduct as such programs in the districts.

The ruling party and its cadres were angered after Shahi, in a video he shared on his facebook page, was found confronting and insulting Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai for delaying a flight at the Dhangadhi airport on September 14.

After the minister labeled Shahi protest inside the Buddha airplane as “pro-monarchy activity” and “threat to democracy”, he had called a press meeting claiming the minister “a liar”.

But, after some of the participants of the press meeting came aggressively on Shahi in support of the minister, the police had “rescued” him.

The police were preparing to file a case against Shahi for misconduct. But, he was released a day later in the condition of “not repeating the indecent activity again”.

Following the incident, the sister wing of the NCP had banned Shahi from entering a number of districts including Chitwan, Kaski, Siraha and Dhanusha.