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BCL men beat up four students at RU
Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the ruling Awami League, on Thursday night beat up four students at Rajshahi University for their alleged involvement in the politics of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
The four injured students were identified as Liton, masters’ student of Islamic Studies department, Muhaiminun, second year student of the same department, Nasim Hasan, second year student of Social Work department, and Shahrukh, second year student of Arabic department.
All of the four students were undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical Collage Hospital.
Campus sources said, BCL leaders and activists detained at least fourteen students from front of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Hall and forcibly took them to room no. 233 of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall at 7:30pm.
BCL leaders interrogated and beat them up till 8:45pm, sources said.
University proctor came to the hall at 7:30pm but did not enter the hall saying that he could not enter at the hall alone as hall provost was not present at that moment.
Later, BCL men came out of the room at 7:50pm with four students. One of the four could not walk normally as he was bleeding.
Before handing over the four students to police, BCL RU unit president Golam Kibria told journalists that they held the fourteen students in front of the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Hall as they were trying to bring a procession.
‘After interrogating them, we found four students’ involvement with Shibir politics and handed them over police,’ he claimed.
Being taken to police van, the injured students told journalists that they were not involved with Shibir politics.
BCL men forcibly took them to the hall while they were roaming on campus and severely beat them up, they claimed.
Professor Md Ashraf-uz-zaman, provost of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, told reporters that he did not like it that some students would bring some students at the hall and beat up there.
Asked if he would take action against who brought the fourteen students at the hall, he said, ‘I do not know; the government will see the matter’.
Md Sahadat Hossain Khan, officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Sation said that the injured four were admitted to RMCH and they would take legal action after they came round.