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1 held over Noakhali fire bomb attack

04 Mar 2015, 10:31

Online Desk
Truck driver Mohammad Ismail burnt during an arson attack in Noakhali. Photo: Masud Parvez

Noakhali: A suspect was held for hurling petrol bombs at two goods-laden trucks at Datter hat and Sonapur in Noakhali on Tuesday night.

The detainee is Mohammad Hossain, a resident of Sonapur. Police claimed Mohammad Hossain is an activist of Bangaldesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Police said miscreants hurled petrol bomb at a wheat-laden Sonapur-bound truck from Chaumohani as it neared Datter Hat at about 9:15pm.

The truck driver, Mohammad Ismail, 60, received burn injury during the attack.

Local people took him to Noakhali General Hospital.

Noakhali police superintendent Mohammad Ilias Sharif said Mohammad Hossain received bullet as police opened fire during the arson attack.