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Protests erupt across Bangladesh against killing of Jamalpur journalist

Golam Rabbani Nadeem was killed allegedly for publishing news against a local UP chairman

Update : 16 Jun 2023, 06:21 PM

Print and electronic media journalists in different areas of Bangladesh, including Savar, Tangail, Dinajpur, Faridpur and Jamalpur, held protests on Friday demanding justice for the killing of the banglanews24.com journalist Golam Rabbani Nadeem for allegedly reporting against the local UP chairman.

The protesters claimed Nadeem, the Jamalpur correspondent for banglanews24.com, had been killed on the orders of Sadhurpara Union Parishad Chairman Mahmudul Alam Babu over news published against his wrongdoings. 

They also demanded the perpetrators be arrested and brought to book.

Around 10 to 12 miscreants attacked Nadeem when he was returning home on Wednesday night after work. 

Later, local journalists and pedestrians rescued him and took him to Bakshiganj Upazila Health Complex.

From there, he was shifted to Jamalpur General Hospital at night. He was transferred to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Thursday morning after his condition deteriorated. 

He died while undergoing treatment there at around 2:45pm on Thursday. Doctors said he had died from severe head injuries.

Our Tangail correspondent Abdullah Al Numan, Dinajpur correspondent Faruk Hossain, Jamalpur correspondent Motiur Rahman, Savar correspondent Ariful Islam Sabbir, Kushtia correspondent Kudrote Khoda Shobuj, Faridpur correspondent Rashedul Hasan Kajal and Bagerhat correspondent SM Shamsur Rahman contributed to this report

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