Arun Singhaniya

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Gunmen shot Singhaniya, chairman of the media company Today
Group, three times at point-blank range near his residence in Janakpur, about
125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Kathmandu,
according to local and international news reports. The Today Group owns the
local daily Janakpur Today and
Radio Today.

At least three groups–all armed factions of an ethnic Madhesi
separatist campaign in the southern Terai plains–made unverified claims to have
carried out the attack, news reports said.