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The authorities of Denim Processing Plant on Thursday allegedly assaulted two journalists for reporting the rape of a garment worker in Belasahar of Cumilla’s Chandina upazila.

The journalists were Md Abdul Baten and Md Jakir Hossain, local correspondents of Daily Jugantor and Jaijaidin.

A team of 12 people led by Denim Processing Plant owner’s cousin launched the attack at 7:45am while they were going to Jakir’s house.

The attackers also snatched away their phones and camera, said Abdul Baten.

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Being contacted, the factory’s director Md Alamgir Hossain said the journalists published fake report of rape to tarnish the image of the factory.

Officer-in-charge of Chandina police station, Md Abul Faisal, said the attack on the journalists was confirmed through a CCTV footage. Legal action will be taken against the attackers, he said.

On 6 July, a RMG worker was gang raped while she was returning from her workplace at 9:00pm, the OC said adding that they also arrested three accused over the matter.