Three people were sued yesterday for allegedly assaulting a television channel journalist.
The case, lodged with Mohammadpur police, stated that Nazia Afrin of ATN News was assaulted when she and a videographer were recording footage of picketers setting fire to a human hauler near the capital's Dhanmondi-27 around 7:30pm.
One of the accused is Noman Rashid Chowdhuy, son of former Speaker Humayun Rashid Chowdhury, and the remaining two are unidentified.
Noman had allegedly told her to stop shooting, stating that she was instigating the picketers, said Nazia, adding that when she did not listen to him, he assaulted her.
The average lifespan of Bangladeshi people has increased from 65 years to 69 in the last four years due to improvement in the health sector, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr AFM Ruhal Haque yesterday.
Two among five North South University students arrested over the murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar admitted to being directly involved with banned Islamist outfit Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Bangladesh, said Detective Branch (DB) sources yesterday.
Three Shahbagh demonstrators on Saturday sustained burn injuries as hot oil from a makeshift snack shop splashed over them during a melee occurred in the capital's Shahbagh area.