Authorities have shut down Pabna Medical College for indefinite period following a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League that left at least 10 students injured.
The college was closed over security concern and the students were asked to vacate the hostels after the clash on the campus on Friday, said the college principal Riazul Haque Reza.
This is the third in such kind of BCL factional clashes in first 12 days of the year.
The clash erupted between the followers of college unit BCL president Mahfuzur Rahman Nayan and general secretary Additiya Dey over newcomers’ reception, revealed BCL insiders.
Police and students said the BCL president Mahfuzur Rahman leads the Medicine Club while secretary Aditya Dey leads Rotary Club on the campus.
Aditya Dey’s followers forcibly entered in to a reception of newcomers by Medicine Club and got into a clash with Mahfuzur Rahman’s followers on Thursday night, said Pabna Sadar police station officer-in-charge Abdur Razzak.
The president’s group, however, attacked the rival group staying in the college hostel and beat them up at about 1:00pm on Friday, the OC said.
BCL insiders said at least 10 students were hurt.
Among them, former BCL president Abu Torab Meem, organising secretary of Bangabandhu Hall Mashiur Rahman, joint secretary Joydeb Kumar Sutradhar, BCL activists Jubayer Mahamud, Imran Hossain, Nirjhor, Sagar Ahmed were admitted to Pabna Medical College Hospital.
On January 4, Comilla Medical College authorities declared the college closed for a week over security concerns following a clash between two factions of BCL.
On January 7, a BCL activist died in clash between two BCL college units in Sylhet.
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