Two people, including a journalist from a local newspaper in Narayanganj, were reportedly stabbed for publishing information about a clash between two gangs of teenagers armed with edged weapons.
The incident was reported in the Golachipa Muktijuddha Road area of the city around 10 p.m. Friday.
The injured are the editor of “Dainik Agrabani Pratidin”, Md Rashid Chowdhury, 28, and local yarn trader Jashim Hossain, 38.
According to witnesses and family members of the injured, Rashid was returning home from work when people obstructed his way in the Boali canal area, before stabbing him in the right side of the abdomen and in the hand.
Jasim, who was on the same road, was stabbed while trying to save Rashid.
The attackers fled the scene when locals rushed to the scene after hearing calls for help from Rashid and Jashim.
The two were rescued and taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after receiving first aid at Narayanganj General Hospital the same night.
Jasim Hossain was later sent home, but Rashid is still undergoing treatment.
Syed Sifat Al Rahman, general secretary of the Narayanganj City Press Club and correspondent for Ananda TV, said police had inspected the scene but no case had yet been filed.
He added that the teenage gang could have attacked Rashid because he was a journalist. “We have identified Masum and Shanto as two of the attackers.”
Dhaka Tribune could not reach Fatullah OC Model Police Station Rakibuzzaman Rakib for comment.
On May 11, a video of a clash between two teenage gangs in Narayanganj went viral on social media. About 25 teenagers were seen holding different locally made weapons.
Several local media, including “Dainik Agrabani Pratidin”, published information about this incident.