Friends & families of journalist Salikram Pudasaini who was found hanging in Kangaru Hotel of Chitwan on 5 August demonstrated for a fair & free investigation into the case on Saturday.
They raised their voice for justice in front of the District Police Office of Chitwan where fans of TV journalist Rabi Lamichhane, who is in police custody in connection with the case, had protested for his quick release.
In numbers, Lamichhane’s fans were way bigger than those chanting slogans for a free investigation into the case & justice for Pudasaini.
Lamichhane’s supporters who had clashed with police injuring 7 of them on Friday scuffled with them even on Saturday.Police & protesters clashed several times though no big harm on either side has been reported.
Police fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. According to the spokesperson for the District Police Office, Chitwan, DSP Ek Narayan Koirala, Lamichhane’s supporters had pelted stones at a police van & it had to use 2 rounds of tear gas shells to take the situation under control.