KATHMANDU: Sports journalist Suman Chapagain of Nagarik news was severely beaten by Nepal Police personnel Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) S.S.Rathor.
While entering the gates of the Dashrath Stadium on the final day of the 13th South Asian Games, Suman was repeatedly kicked by policeman Rathore for clicking pictures.
Chapagain to Nagarik stated that “when I clicked a picture, the policeman beat me with his stick, lashed kicks and punches”.
Journo Suman was capturing the protest that was ongoing due to a lack of availability of tickets for the final day of the SAG.
The journo is now injured and undergoing treatment at Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor.
Due to large crowds in the final day, internal sources say that the Police wanted their people to go in first, and also resorted to manhandling the crowd.
Journo Suman has received injuries on his neck, and ears due to continuous beating.