Volunteers assault tourists in Sylhet, 5 held


Volunteers appointed by the Gowainghat administration allegedly assaulted a group of tourists, including women and children, at the Jaflong tourist spot in Sylhet on Thursday.

The volunteers attacked tourists with sticks following an altercation over buying tickets from the toll counter at Jaflong at 2pm, said Gowainghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Tahmilur Rahman.

“We have already dismissed three volunteers,” he said.

Sylhet Superintendent of Police Mohammad Farid Uddin said, “We have detained five people, including two volunteers, in this regard. Legal actions will be taken against them.”

The detainees are Laxman Chandra Das, Selim Ahmed, Sohel Rana, Nazim Uddin, and Joynal Abedin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh