Unidentified armed forces have killed Uma SIngh, a 24-year-old female journalist working for a local radio station in Janakpur, Terai district of Nepal. She was stabbed to death in her home in Sarlahi, 90 miles south of Kathmandu, on Sunday evening.
According to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Editor in Chief of Singh’s newspapers said was killed for criticizing local politicians and the traditional dowry system.
Demonstrations mourning her death have taken place in Mahottari, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Siraha and Saptari districts. In Bara, journalists-at-work have wrapped black bands around their wrists in protest.
Reports say armed groups have also threatened the life of another journalist, Manika Jha in Janakpur.