At least 15 students of Chittagong University were injured as two groups of Bangladesh Chhattra League, the ruling Awami League-backed student body, clashed at the university railway station Thursday night.
Five of the injured – Mohammad Zahir, 20, Ahsan Habib, 22, Mohammad Towhid, 20, Sheikh Ahmad, 20, Sourav, 22, – were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
The remaining injured ones took primary treatment at the hospital, hospital sources said.
Witnesses said that the supporters of university unit Chhatra League president Alamgir Tipu and its general secretary Fazle Rabbi Sujan locked in an altercation on the university-bound shuttle train at about 9:45pm.
As the train reached the university station, Alamgir’s supporters swooped on the followers of Fazle Rabbi at about 10:15pm, they said.
The factions used sticks and brick bats in the clash.
Tense situation was prevailing on the campus as Fazle Rabbi group took possession in front of Shah Amanat Hall while Alamgir group took possession in front of the Shah Jalal Hall.