August 10, 2022, 5:15 pm
Pirganj (Rangpur)Correspondent: The UP chairman and his men have beaten up a journalist and seriously injured him for posting obscene dances in the name of magic show at Baruni Bamboo Fair in Pirganj, Rangpur. The injured journalist has been admitted to Pirganj Upazila Health Complex. The incident took place at Dharmadaspur Bau Baruni Bamboo Fair in Bara Alampur Union of the upazila on Friday night (May 13).
According to eyewitnesses, the newly elected chairman of Bara Alampur Union, Hafizur Rahman Selim, led by Masud Mandal, 35, son of Moksed Mandal of Tatarpur village, Ratan Mia, 40, son of late Abdur Razzak Miah of Chhota Rasulpur village, and Sirajul Islam, 3, son of Lutfar Rahman of Dharmadaspur village. , ShimulbariArfan Ali Sarkar, 32, son of late Amjad Sarkar of the village, Rabiul Islam son of Abdul Jalil Miah of Para village of Shyamdas, Shafiqul Islam Shafi son of Mamdel Miah of Fatehpur village and some others.
For the last two days, Dharmadaspur had been selling obscene dances at the Baruni Mela in the name of so-called magic exhibitions. On Friday night, Minhazul Milon Surajmin, a journalist from Pirganj correspondent of Jatiya Dainik Bangladesh Samachar Patrika and Jayayatra Channel, visited the fair and posted a post on Facebook about obscene dance. The matter came to the notice of the law enforcement agencies, which immediately stopped the so-called magic game.
As a result, his people including the chairman became enraged and killed him randomly during the fair and seriously injured him. At that time, the angry chairman told his people, “Size him (Milon), that shit is burning even during the election.” At one stage, the locals rescued the injured journalist Milon and admitted him to Pirganj Health Complex. Meanwhile, when the issue of torture of journalists spread rapidly in the area, there was a storm of condemnation in various quarters including journalists. They demanded exemplary punishment for those involved in the incident through proper investigation