Journo injured in Thakurgaon hacking attack

Thakurgaon Correspondent
Published : 10:25, Aug 19, 2019 | Updated : 10:40, Aug 19, 2019

Journalist Lutfor Rahman came under a hacking attack in Thakurgaon town on Sunday (Aug 18).Thakurgaon Press Club General Secretary Lutfor Rahman, also NTV’s Thakurgaon Correspondent, has been injured after an assailant hacked him with a sharp weapon.

Lutfor’s friend Sadekul Islam who was with him at the time also sustained injuries in the attack that took place on Sunday (Aug 18).

Both of them are undergoing treatment at Thakurgaon Modern Sadar Hospital.

According to Lutfor, he was entering his house adjoining Bazar Para in the town around 4 pm when a man named Bappi, who was already waiting there, began hacking him on the head with a machete.

Sadekul was also injured when he resisted the attacker.

Local residents came to their aid and rushed them to the hospital.

Police have arrested Bappi but the reason behind the attack could not be known immediately. 

Thakurgaon Press Club President Monsur Ali and Vice-President Jakir Mostafiz Milu have condemned the attack.