Chhatra Dal, Chhatra League scuffles on DU campus

Published: 10:34, Jul 02,2020


Chhatra League and Chhatra Dal men allegedly engaged in scuffles on the Dhaka University campus on Wednesday evening leaving at least two injured.

Imam Hasan, joint secretary of Kabi Jasim Uddin hall unit of ruling party’s student wing, also the outgoing general secretary of the hall union, was injured in the scuffle and later taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Tanbir Hasan Shaikat, outgoing member of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union, claimed that Chhatra Dal men carried out the attack at Teachers Students Centre of the university when they were campaigning for raising awareness about coronavirus.

‘Up to 20 Chhatra Dal men led by Mahfuzur Rahman, convenor of Masterda Surja Sen hall, carried out the attack,’ Shaikat said.

The attack also left a teenager named Manik injured who supervised in his mother’s business of selling food in front of Suhrawardy Uddyan gate, claimed eyewitnesses.

Mahfuz was not available for comments despite repeated attempts over mobile phone.

Denying the allegations, Rokibul Islam Rakib, convenor of DU unit Chhatra Dal said, ‘Hearing the incident I rushed to the spot, called off my fellows and left the spot with them'.

He further claimed that it was nothing but an altercation.

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