Dhaka city polls: 3 journalists injured

PBA: Three journalists were injured in separate attacks while covering the Dhaka city elections on Saturday.

Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a reporter of agami.com, was attacked allegedly by followers of an Awami League-backed councillor candidate at Rayerbazar Sadek Khan Road in Mohammadpur around 11am.

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

Inspector general of police (IGP) Javed Patwari has asked the law enforcers concerned to take swift action about this, UNB reported.

In another incident, a poriborton.com photojournalist, Osman Goni, was attacked while recording footage in the city’s Tikatuli area.

Apart from them, Zisad Ikbal, a special correspondent of  PBA news agency, was assaulted by miscreants at Jane Alam School polling centre in Nikunja of the city around 10am.

He was taken to Kurmitola General Hospital.

Balloting in the two Dhaka city corporations started at 8:00am and it will continue until 4:00pm without any break.

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