Police early yesterday detained three persons from different parts of Fatikchhari upazila in Chattogram for attacking a journalist on Tuesday night.
The injured -- Solaiman Akash, Fatikchhari upazila correspondent of the daily Azadi -- is undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Dainik Azadi is a newspaper published from Chattogram.
Among the three detainees, Md Noyeem Uddin, 21, admitted to attacking the journalist, said Inspector (investigation) Arifur Rahman of Fatikchhari Police Station.
Akash was attacked by masked men with bamboo sticks and sharp weapons while he was returning home from Azadi Bazar around 11:30pm on Tuesday.
Inspector Arifur said, “Noyeem hit Akash and police confirmed it during primary investigation.” Police is quizzing the trio for more information.
“Police is investigating to find out whether the attack was carried out in connection with a published news,” Inspector Arifur said. Filing of a case in this regard was underway.