Police beat up reporter while covering protest demo

Jacobabad, Sindh: Jacobabad police beat up a journalist who was covering a protest demo here on Monday.

As per details, last night a camp in connection with 12th Rabiul Awwal arranged by Ittehad Ahle Sunnat caught fire. Ittehad Ahle Sunnat activists termed it an act of antisocial elements and staged a protest demo at the DCO Chowk. Police beat up a local reporter Rajab Ali Soomro, as he was covering the demo. The reporter fell unconscious and other journalists shifted him to hospital, while the policemen fled.

Later, members of District Union of Journalists Jacobabad led by their president Ghulam Haider Magsi staged a protest demo and demanded action against the cop involved in manhandling the reporter. They also demanded transfer of SSP Jacobabad Muhammad Yunus Chandio.