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Moulvibazar journalist critically injured in ‘merciless’ attack

The journalist of a local newspaper was critically injured in a "swift, bloody and merciless" attack in Moulvibazar's Kamalganj Saturday, police said.

Saturday noon, three people on a motorcycle waylaid Abdul Basid Khan, correspondent of Kamalganj-based newspaper Daily Khabarpatra. Basid, who was returning to his office after covering news, suffered serious wounds after being repeatedly stabbed by them.

"Hearing Basid scream, locals rushed to the spot and took him to Kamalganj Upazila Health Complex. The journalist was later transferred to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital as his condition worsened," Yeardos Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kamalganj Police Station, said.

It was not possible to say who delivered the fatal blows. However, all of the attackers shared a common intention: that Basid should die, or suffer very serious injuries.

"Basid is now undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. And police are conducting drives to arrest the suspects," Yeardos said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh