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Journalist assaulted in Jamalpur for reporting Covid breach

  • Published at 09:10 pm July 26th, 2021
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A correspondent of Ekattor TV and his wife were assaulted in Jamalpur on Monday, July 26, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Police have arrested one of the attackers after the incident

A correspondent of Ekattor TV and his wife were assaulted in Jamalpur on Monday afternoon for taking pictures of businesses that remained open during the lockdown.

The incident took place at the central market of Bakshiganj town. The journalist was returning home with his wife at that time.

Bakshiganj correspondent of the television channel Golam Rabbani Nadim took a picture of Bodhua Garment, which was operating business during the lockdown. 

Enraged at this, owner of the shop Selim Reza and his son Russell Khandaker swooped on the couple. The attackers damaged his TV camera and mobile phone.

One of the attackers was arrested after the incident, Bakshiganj police OC Shafiqul Islam Samrat told Bangla Tribune.