Journalist Balaram Baniya Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary
Balaram Baniya Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Balaram Baniya.
Aug 17: Journalist found dead
Nepali journalist Balaram Baniya, the assistant editor of the Kantipur Daily, was found dead on the banks of the Bagmati River in the Mandu region of Nepal on Tuesday. Baniya was a vocal critic of Chinese influence in Nepal and Chinese authorities in Nepal frequently requested his stories be retracted. The Nepal Press Union and the Federation of Nepali Journalists have called for a probe into Baniya’s mysterious death.
Doubts are now being raised over the role of China in the death of Nepal journalist Balaram Baniya who died under mysterious circumstances.His body was found floating on a river with injury marks in his head.
Balaram Baniya, the Nepali journalist who reportedly wrote an article on Chinese encroachment in Rui village, has been found dead, police said.
The 50-year-old journalist’s body was found at the banks of Bagmati River near the hydropower project area in Mandu, Himalayan Times quoted the spokesperson at District Police Office (DPO), Makwanpur, as saying.
A team deployed from Area Police Office in Bhimphedi fished out his body from the river and sent it to Hetauda Hospital. Baniya was last seen walking along the banks of Balkhu river.
His location, according to his mobile phone, showed the same, after which the phone was switched off.
His family had filed a missing report with the police, following which a manhunt was launched to trace him, Kathmandu Post reported. “As per the application received for his search, which also contained his photo, it has been verified that the body that was found was that of journalist Baniya,” according to the DPO. #journalist #nepal #chineseencroachment #balrambaniya
Nepalese journalist Balaram Baniya, who stoked a huge controversy following his story in June on Chinese encroachments, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Senior journalist Arzoo Hamal joins with more details from Kathmandu
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.