Journo stabbed to death in B’baria
Police detained a Chhatra League activist for his alleged involvement in stabbing a local journalist to death in Brahmanbaria town yesterday evening.
The deceased, Ashiqur Rahman Ashiq, 27, of Medda area of the town, was the district correspondent of the daily Porzobekkhon.
Around an hour after the incident, police detained Raihan Mia from the town in connection with the killing, said Emranul Islam, officer-in-charge of Brahmanbaria Sadar Model Police Station.
Ashiq was also a member of "Batighar", a voluntary organisation that buries unclaimed bodies.
"Raihan and four-five other youths stopped the easy bike carrying Ashiq when he was returning after a monthly meeting of Batighar at Faruqi Park in the town. They then stabbed him mercilessly and fled," said the OC.
Ashiq was rushed to Brahmanbaria General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The OC said a brief scuffle broke out between Ashiq and Raihan over a trifling matter two days ago.
The body of Ashiq was sent to the hospital morgue for an autopsy, the police officer said, adding that the filing of a case was underway.