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Dhaka-17 By-Polls Campaign

Hero Alam ‘attacked by women thugs’

Hero Alam ‘attacked by women thugs’

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Ashraful Alam alias Hero Alam, an independent candidate for Dhaka-17 by-election, alleged today that he was attacked by a group of women and teenagers at Sattala slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali area while campaigning, reports UNB.

He claimed that he had been attacked repeatedly.

Hero Alam said a group of 20-25 women stopped him in front of the icddr,b entrance while he was going to the Sattala slum in Mohakhali. When he tried to enter the slum avoiding the barrier, the women along with some teenagers attacked him, he said.

At one point during “repeated attacks,” Hero Alam said he took shelter in the icddr,b complex.

Claiming that the attackers were “Awami League activists,” Hero Alam said, “I was attacked by female thugs when conducting election campaign in Sattala slum area. They were all Awami League leaders and activists.”

“I'll go to the Election Commission to lodge a complaint for this assault,” he added.

Officer-in-Charge of Banani Police Station Mostafizur Rahman said that Hero Alam and some slum residents locked into a scuffle in Sattala slum area. “I sent forces immediately after hearing the news. No complaint has been filed yet regarding the issue.”