Rab members have detained Japan Mollah, main accused in a case over assaulting a journalist in Faridpur, from a house in the capital’s Jatrabari area Wednesday evening.
Japan is the younger brother of Saifur Rahman Saifar, mayor of Alfadanga municipality in Faridpur.
According to witnesses, Mujahidul Islam Naim, staff correspondent of Dhaka Times and organizing secretary of Faridpur Press Club, was attacked by Japan and some other miscreants on Monday over a trifling matter.
The attackers beat him up mercilessly with rod, cricket stumps and locally-made weapon, leaving him critically injured.
He was first admitted to Alfadanga Upazila Health Complex and shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for better treatment.
A case was filed with Alfadanga Police Station in this regard on Tuesday. Police detained a suspect named Parul Begum who was later produced before the court and sent to jail.