Brutal attack on bdnews journos
DHAKA: At least eight journalists of bdnews24.com, an online news agency, were injured following an attack of criminals in front of its Amtoli office in the city`s Mohakhali on Monday night.
The incident took place on the fifth floor of the Building-99 near the Government Bon Bhaban (Forest Building) around 9pm.
bdnews24.com Sub-Editor Newaz Mohammed Rifat and Correspondent Salahuddin Wahid Pritom received serious injuries in their legs.
They were rushed to the United Hospital in the city.
bdnews` chief editor Taufiq Imroj Khaledi told banglanews that a group of terrorist attacked on his colleagues and stabbed them.
"At least 8 of our colleagues received injury, 2 of them in critical condition," he said.
Taufiq said, "We all were working in the newsroom, suddenly we saw two of our colleagues enter into the room with blood and deep wounds in their bodies.
We went stunned, some colleagues steps forward to see what happened and they were also attacked, said the chief editor.
Criminals attacked Ruhul Amin, an employee of Bangladesh`s first internet newspaper, around 8:30pm when he was staying outside of the building.
On information, the journalists from the office rushed to his aid and captured the criminal and handed him to police.
Angered at this, the local criminals, armed with sharp weapons, swooped on the journalists.
The criminals opened the shutter of ground floor and attacked the newsmen. Rifat and Pritom were stabbed indiscriminately in the legs.
BDST: 2034 HRS, MAY 28, 2012
Shahin Afroz, Newsroom Editor
M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor