Journalist assaulted in Hatibandha

Our Correspondent

13 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

LALMONIRHAT: A journalist was allegedly assaulted by some local miscreants in Hatibandha upazila of the district on Sunday afternoon.

Victim Selim Samrat is now undergoing treatment at local Upazila Health Complex. He is the district correspondent of Srishti Television and the information secretary of Lalmonirhat Reports Unity.

Witness said Selim went to collect news about land grabbing in Uttar Para area of Barakhata Union on Sunday afternoon.

At one point, Md Taizul Islam Mukut of the area wanted to see his ID card. After showing the identity card, Taizul snatched it and attacked him. He also vandalised Selim’s camera.

Locals rescued the injured reporter and took him to local Upazila Health Complex.

A written complaint has been filed with Hatibandha Police Station against three persons.

Contacted, the mobile phone of Taizul Islam was found switched off.

Hatibandha Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ershadul Alam said legal action will be taken in this regard after investigation.