Journalist attacked on Dhaka voting day in Mohammadpur

A journalist has been injured in an attack allegedly by supporters of a ruling party-backed councillor candidate in Mohammadpur on the day of the Dhaka city elections.

Published : 1 Feb 2020, 08:19 AM
Updated : 1 Feb 2020, 08:19 AM

Mustafizur Rahman Sumon, a staffer of internet-based news portal Agami, was transferred to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital with severe injuries to the back of his head, said Dr Sadiqur Rahman of Sikder Medical College's emergency department.

Sumon tried to click a picture of a procession brought out at Sadek Khan Road in support of Sheikh Mohammed Hossain Khokon, a councillor aspirant in ward no. 34 in DNCC, when he was attacked.

He was initially taken to Sikder Medical College Hospital and then shifted to DMCH.

“None of my supporters beat him. Other people wearing the badge of my election symbol attacked him,” councillor candidate Khokon told