At least four people were injured when a group of criminals attacked the house of a local journalist in Thakurgaon municipality allegedly over a trivial matter on Tuesday.
The incident occurred when a group led by one Raisul, 45, and his brothers attacked Shakil Ahmed, local correspondent of bdnews24.com and Bangla Daily Amader Somoy, his parents and relatives with sharp weapons at Collegepara Adamnagar house on Tuesday night.
The attack left Shakil's father Adam Ali, 45, mother Shakila Begum, 35, uncle Alam Hossain, 55, and cousin Labu, 20, injured.
Locals rescued them and admitted them to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital, from where Alam was shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital the same night as his condition deteriorated.
Victims' family members said Shakil's cousin Abid, 10, plucked a jujube from a tree nearby their house around 5.30pm but Raisul slapped the boy for his childish act.
Hearing the news, when Shakil went to talk to Raisul, the latter and his brothers chased him and tried to stab him.
Journalist Shakil said, "Somehow I escaped their attack unhurt and rushed into my house. But the culprit followed me and entered my house forcibly."
They stabbed my family members with sharp weapons, leaving four of them including my parents injured, he said.
Shakil filed a case with Thakurgaon Police Station yesterday morning naming eight people including Raisul and seven to eight other unnamed.