FEBRUARY 23, 2005
Posted: March 28, 2005

Al-Mamun Sagar, Jugantor

Members of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s youth wing, the Jatiyiatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), beat Al-Mamun Sagar, a correspondent for the daily Jugantor.

They also demanded that he leave the western town of Kushtia in retaliation for his article about their alleged involvement with a local gambling scheme. Witnesses told The Daily Star that they saw a group of JCD members enter Sagar’s office and beat him with their fists and iron rods.