Journalist who 'pulled' Hefazat leader's beard attacked
A local journalist has been attacked and assaulted by Hefazat e Islam supporters for pulling their leader Mamunul Haque’s beard while collecting information on Sonargaon resort incident.
Victim Habibur Rahman works as Sonargaon correspondent for a private television channel, reports UNB.
Habibur was admitted for treatment at Sonargaon Upazila Health Complex.
On Saturday, Hefazat’s general joint secretary Mamunul Haque was confined by the locals in a resort room at Sonargaon with a woman he claimed to be his second wife.
Meanwhile, some local journalists shared Facebook lives from the scene interviewing Mamunul Hauque.
An accusation was raised by the Hefazat supporters that journalist Habibur pulled Mamunul Haque’s beard and harassed him.
As the accusation got viral in social media Hefazat workers threatened to beat him.
On Monday Habibur was visiting his Vatir chor village home in Sonmandi union where local Hefazat men called an attack on him.
Habibur’s brother Mofajjol Hossain said Hefazat’s supporters attacked their house with sticks at night and pulled sleeping Habibur out of his home.
They asked Habibur to apologize to Mamunul Haque through a video on social media but he refused, said Mofajjol.
The recorded video shows Hefazat's men assaulting Habibur and asking him to apologize.
Later police came and rescued Habibur.
Sonargaon police station’s Officer-in-Charge Hafizur Rahman said Hafazat’s men have attacked journalist Habibur and he has filed a case in this connection on Monday.
The case will be taken after consulting with the higher authority, OC Hafizur said.