Journalist Ravi Lamichhane arrested in connection with suicide of ex-colleague Pudasaini


Journalist Ravi Lamichhane has been arrested in connection with suicide of fellow journalist Shalik Ram Pudasaini.

A joint team of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu and Metropolitan Police Crime Division arrested Lamichhane from office of News24 Television Thursday, according to SP with Metropolitan Police Range Ashok Singh. He has been handed over to Chitwan Police after arrest.

Journalist Yuvaraj Kandel, who works with Lamichhane for the television channel, has also been arrested.

“Lamichhane has been arrested for investigation of suicide of his former colleague Shalik Ram Pudasaini. Let’s say only this much for now,” SP with Chitwan Police Dan Bahadur Malla told Setoapti.

He confirmed that Lamichhane has been arrested from Kathmandu but did not divulge details.

Lamichhane has been arrested after a video of Pudasaini before he committed suicide became public.  Pudasaini, who now works with Mountain Television, had committed suicide by hanging himself at a Chitwan-based hotel on Monday night.

Pudasaini, in the video, has accused three persons including Lamichhane of abetting the suicide. Asmita Karki, another of the accused, has already been arrested.

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