The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir allegedly severed the leg of a BCL man and tendons of a leader on Rajshahi University (RU) campus this morning.
The victims-- Abdullah Al Masud and Tagar Mohammad Saleh, second year students of history and folklore departments respectively – are attached with Madar Bux Hall.
Of them, Saleh is secretary of student scholarship affair of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Rajshahi unit, reports our RU correspondent.
The injured BCL activists were whisked off to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital but doctors referred them to National Institute of Traumatology and Rehabilitation (Nitor) in the capital around 11:43am, said Dr DK Dam, head of RMCH orthopedic department.
After the attack, Motihar police have detained 15 Shibir men from the campus and its adjacent areas, said Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station.
The OC said the criminals detached the right leg of Masud from his body and cut tendons of the leg and hand of Saleh during the attack.
At least seven unidentified youths waylaid Masud and Saleh near Ziaur Rahman Hall when they were going to the campus by rickshaw from their hall around 8:15am.
The miscreants attacked the duo with sharp weapons and left the scene exploding two crude bombs, leaving them critically injured.
Security forces of Ziaur Rahman Hall rescued the victims and whisked them off to RMCH, the OC said quoting the witnesses.
The police official said the activists of Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat, might have committed the crime.
Mizanur Rahman Rana, BCL president of RU unit, also blamed Shibir for the attack.
Additional policemen have been deployed on the campus to avert further untoward incident.
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