Journo shot in Munshiganj

A local journalist was shot and injured by a miscreant in Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj Sunday night. The victim, Md Moktar Hossain, 40, is a reporter of weekly Bikrampur Sangbad published from Munshiganj, reports our district correspondent.

Moktar is undergoing treatment at Chest Diseases Hospital in the capital with bullet wounds in his chest, abdomen, shoulder and thigh.

Witnesses said local criminal Liakat Hossain fired nine bullets at Moktar at Tulshikhali Bus Stand in Sirajdikhan around 8:30pm.

Locals rescued and rushed him to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Dhaka later.

Confirming the incident, Superintendent of police of Munshiganj Md Shahabuddin Khan said police were trying to nab the criminal.

He however could not ascertain the reason behind the attack.

Motkar might have been shot for his active stance against injustice, victim’s wife Shila Akter said.


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