Hero Alom gets death threat, files GD

Says his complaints against by-polls attackers may have been behind it

Ashraful Hossain Alam yesterday filed a general diary (GD) with Hatirjheel Police Station after he allegedly received a death threat over the phone.

Hero Alom, a contestant of the recently concluded Dhaka-17 by-election, said he received the threat, which he believes, for filing a case for the July 17 attack.

On that day, Hero Alam was attacked during the voting of Dhaka-17 by-polls by ruling party activists.

Later, he filed a case with the Banani Police Station accusing at least 20 unnamed persons for the attack. On July 22, the case was later transferred to DB.

Hatirjheel Police Station Officer-in-Charge Shah Md Awlad Hossain said the GD was filled around 11:30pm.

Quoting the GD, the OC said, “Hero Alam received at least three calls from an unknown number threatening to kill him. A GD has been filed in this regard.”

Talking to journalists in front of the police station, Hero Alom said the caller threatened him for taking steps against the attackers.

“Why did you (Alam) make a complaint [take steps] to DB against my brother? I will teach you a lesson within seven days,” said Hero Alom.

So far, 15 people were arrested in a case filed over the attack on Hero Alom, a popular social media sensation, during the Dhaka-17 by-election.

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