Barishal Central Jail authorities on Saturday suspended five of its guards as a photojournalist was assaulted by them while taking photo of a wheat laden van coming out of the jail building.
The suspended prison guards are- Ujjwal Mia, Abul Khair, Abu Bakkar Siddik Khokon, Kawsar and Sayeed.
Shamim Ahmmed, photojournalist of a national daily, said that several prison guards beat him when he was capturing photo of prison guards and police engaging in a scuffle over the wheat laden van exiting Barishal Central Jail building.
Local journalists protested the assault and demanded justice.
Higher officials of the prison suspended the five guards and assured further official action against them. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Towhidul Islam echoed the same.