1 held over attacking journo on polls day | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:07 AM, February 07, 2020

1 held over attacking journo on polls day

A youth was arrested on Wednesday night at the capital’s Rayerbazar in connection with an attack on Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a crime reporter at online news portal Agami News, during Saturday’s city polls.

Ismail Hossain (20) was placed on a one-day remand after police produced him before a Dhaka court yesterday, court sources said.

“We’re trying to identify other attackers from video footage, pictures of the incidents and eyewitness accounts,” said Altaf Hossain, sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station and also investigation officer of the case filed in this regard.

Sumon was attacked while taking photos of a gathering of Awami League activists in the area on the election day.

Followers of an AL-backed councillor candidate swooped on him wielding sharp weapons and snatched his phone, his colleagues said.

Sumon was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he had to get six stitches on his head, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost. 

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