Assault on garment worker sparks protest
Workers of a readymade garments factory in Jamirdia area of Bhaluka upazila yesterday staged demonstration, protesting assault on a fellow worker by an official of the factory.
Police quoted witnesses as saying that Sujon, production manager of Saad-Sun Apparels Ltd, allegedly engaged in a scuffle with Akhtar Uddin, a worker of sewing section, over a trifling matter on Tuesday noon.
At around 9:00pm, Sujon along with some other employees of the factory again attacked Akhtar.
Hearing the news, the workers of the factory staged demonstration inside the factory yesterday morning, demanding punishment to the attackers. They also allegedly attacked some factory officials.
On information, police rushed to the spot, but could not enter the factory due to workers' agitation.
The workers resumed their duties at around 2:00pm following an assurance given by the factory officials of investigating the matter properly, said Golam Sarwar, officer in-charge of Bhaluka Police Station.