Suman Bomjan, 30, a sports journalist with state-owned Nepali daily Gorkhapatra, had been missing since the earthquake. His body was recovered from the rubble of his house at the Bhotahiti Galli of Kathmandu on Saturday, May 2. A stringer for the state media for three years, he had earlier worked for Nepal FM and media in his hometown of Makwanpur, where he also chaired the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum’s (NSJF) district coordination chapter. According to NSJF, Bomjan was assigned to cover football matches on the day of earthquake. But the earthquake struck at 12:51pm, trapping him inside his home. The April 25 earthquake was 7.9 magnitude, and also killed Govinda Prasad Dulal, 58, father of FNJ Central Committee member Madhav Dulal in Kavre district.
Ram Prasad Bhattarai went missing on March 25 while on a personal trip to Itahari. His badly beaten body was found later that night on the side of the Koshi Highway, with visible head injuries. His body was not identified until March 29. Bhattarai, was a 26-year-old assistant editor for the Baruwa Times in Udayapur district and also contributed to the Ujyaalopatra daily of Biratnagar and the Aaujar daily of Dharan.