CHATTOGRAM: Miscreants attacked a journalist of a local daily leaving him injured critically at Fatikchhari upazila in the district on Tuesday night.
Police arrested three alleged attackers in this connection.The victim was identified as SM Akash, Fatikchhari upazila correspondent of local vernacular daily ‘Dainik Azadi’.
Sources said a group of miscreants numbering seven to eight swooped on the journalist when he was returning home from local Azadi Bazar by motorbike around 10:30 pm.
The masked miscreants attacked Akash with hockey sticks and bamboos when he reached in Dai Molla Talukdar Bari area, the sources said.
Hearing screaming of the journalist, locals rushed to the spot. But the miscreants managed to flee.
Later, locals rushed him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where he has been undergoing treatment.
Left leg of the journalist got fractured during the attack, said ASI Alauddin Talukdar of the hospital police outpost quoting physicians.Inspector (Investigation) Arifur Rahman of Fatikchhari Police Station said they have already arrested three persons in this connection.