Auto drivers atttack photo journalist with a razor

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2012 15:40 hrs

Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) A photojournalist of a Bengali daily was allegedly assaulted and attacked with a razor by a group of auto-drivers after he intervened when one of them purportedly misbehaved with a woman passenger in neighbouring North 24 Pargnas district Saturday, police said.

"The photojournalist, Joy Saha, alleged that after he intervened when the driver misbehaved with the passenger in Dum Dum area, a group of drivers assaulted him. He was also attacked with a razor, which did not cause any physical injury, but tore his shirt," said officer-in-charge of Dum Dum police station Prabir Chatterjee.

Following Saha's complaint, drivers Biju Saha and Bisheswar Das were arrested.

Saha was also arrested following a counter complaint filed by the auto driver.

All three were later released on bail.

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