Police detained a man for primary questioning after an alleged attempt of kidnapping the bureau chief of Somoy Television in Barishal city on Sunday noon.
The detainee is Shahin Hossain Mallik, owner of Mumitu Community Center, the location where the miscreants tried to kidnap the journalist Apurba Apu, said Haridas Nag, Inspector of Barishal Metropolitan Detective Branch of police.
The incident occurred around 3 pm in front of Mumitu Community Center at Shitla Khola area in the city.
Apurba Apu said he was returning to office on foot after covering an accident news and as he reached near the community center a man on a rickshaw started scolding him for his work.
“He attacked me and we had a scuffle. As I ran toward Mumitu Community Center another man tried to take me inside a white private car but I managed to flee,” he said.
The journalist reported the matter to police and said he has no idea why the men attacked him.
A witness on condition of anonymity told UNB that former local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader Zehad, Mamun, and Alam were among the people who tried to kidnap the journalist.
Monjur Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of DB police (BMP) said the matter is under investigation and soon the accused will be arrested.