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Gamblers beat 3 journos in Gazipur

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Three journalists suffered severe injuries as a group of local miscreants allegedly beat them while gathering news on gambling at Shirirchala in Sadar upazila on Monday afternoon.The injured were identified as Azharul Hoque, Atikul Islam Amin and Abdullah Al Mamun, district correspondents of private television channels RTV, Mohona TV and Gazi TV respectively.
The victims said a group of influential people had been operating an illegal gambling house and indecent dance show at Shirirchala.
Officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station Khandaker Rezail Hasan said some journalists went to Shirirchala in the afternoon to gather news on the illegal activities.
When they tried to take footage, the miscreants swooped on them with machetes and sticks, leaving the three journalists injured.
The hoodlums also snatched cameras, mobile phone sets and cash from the journalists.
The injured were taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors referred them to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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