An unidentified attacker stabbed a police constable and snatched away his helmet in Bhatapara area of Rajshahi city this afternoon.
Constable Joy Ram Kumar, 25, came under attack by a young man, wearing lungi and black t-shirt, in front of the traffic police office in Bhatapara around 4:30pm, said Golam Ruhul Kuddus, deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (DMP).
The attacker stabbed him with a machete and fled away snatching the helmet from Joy’s hand, he told our Rajshahi staff correspondent.
Joy went to the Bhatapara office for storing a motorcycle which seized during a traffic police raid at Kashiadanga on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj road hours before he was attacked by the unknown man, he said.
Soon after the attack, he was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with two stab injuries on his head and right hand, said Anirban Chakma, deputy commissioner (Traffic) of RMP.
The incident occurred in three days after a police constable Abu Bakar Siddik was killed while performing duty at Premtoli of Godagari upazila on September 1.
On August 31, a team of police set up a check post in Premtoli area on the Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj road and the team was checking vehicles.
When the police constable Abu Bakar Siddik signalled a motorcyclist to stop, the motorcyclist ignored the signal and ploughed through him, leaving him fatally injured.
Siddik succumbed to his injuries at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital September 1 morning.