Case over Hifazat attack on Nadia

Police on Thursday lodged a case over the recent attack on a female journalist during Hifazat-e Islam’s Apr 6 rally in Dhaka.

Published : 11 April 2013, 01:29 PM
Updated : 11 April 2013, 01:29 PM

Shahbagh Police Station’s Sub-Inspector (SI) Ansar Ali said SI Iftekharul Alam filed the case accusing 60 unnamed persons for the attack on the ETV journalist Nadia Sharmin.

He said case was filed under the Section 10 of Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

The case details said the assailants hurled her with brickbats and water bottles, leaving her injured.

Hifazat activists assaulted several media crew, including the ETV journalist, during their rally. Several other women faced verbal attacks in the rally area in Motijheel.

Sharmin was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for treatment and later moved to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital.

She was released on Thursday.

Amid widespread criticism from various quarters, Hifazat regretted the attack later.