Jajarkot,2 Feb 2015: A journalist has died after being trapped underneath a tree that fell as he chopped it down on Monday here in the district. Birbahadur Shahi, working with Mountain TV, was chopping a tree (Utish Tree) near Saraswoti Secondary School at Silligichaur of Gairi Gaun in Nayakawada VDC-7 when the accident took place, police said. Shahi is a member of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Jajarkot Chapter and also affiliated with the Press Chautari Nepal.
Meanwhile, Press Chautari Nepal has expressed grief at journalist Shahi’s death.Chautari’s General Secretary Madhav Nepal issued a press statement on Monday saying Press Chautari Nepal incurred irreparable loss while the whole media sector was aggrieved at the death of an industrious journalist.
The Chautari has sent condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for fortitude at this time of grief.