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Attack on journalist on election day: Accused put on remand

Attack on journalist on election day: Accused put on remand

A court here on Thursday placed a man on a one-day remand in a case over attacking a journalist on the day of Dhaka City Corporations elections.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after sub-inspector Altaf Hossain, also Investigation Officer of the case, sought a five-day remand for the accused.

Accused Ismail Hossain was arrested on Wednesday night from Buddhijibi Road in the city’s Rayerbazar area.

According to the case statement, Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a reporter of online news portal Agami.com, was attacked allegedly by an Awami League-backed councillor candidate at Rayerbazar Sadek Khan Road in Mohammadpur around 11 am on February 1.

He was first taken to ZH Sikder Women’s Medical College Hospital before being shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

A case was filed with Mohammadpur Police Station in this connection.

source: UNB

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