Members of Rapid Action Battalion-2 (RAB-2) in separate drives on Saturday arrested four more people from the city’s different areas over the attack on journalist Mustafizur Rahman Sumon during the Dhaka city corporation elections on February 1.
The arrestees were identified as Alauddin, 22, Masud Mian, 19, Rasel Hawlader, 34, and Jahirul Islam alias Apu Mia, 24, Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, assistant director of RAB (legal and media wing) and senior ASP, confirmed.
Among the arrestees, Apu Mian is brother-in-law of the councilor of Ward No. 34 of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Sheikh Mohammed Hossain Kokhon, he said.
The total number of arrestees now stands at five as the members of police, earlier on Wednesday night, detained another person— Ismail Hossain— over the incident from the city’s Rayerbazar area.
Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a reporter of online news portal, was attacked allegedly by the supports of the councilor candidate of the DNCC’s Ward No. 34 Sheikh Mohammed Hossain Kokhon in the city’s Rayerbazar area, reports BSS.