2 teachers, 7 students hacked at BRUR
Masked criminals hacked two teachers and seven students of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur on the campus on Wednesday night, said police and the victims.
The students--Shahjahan, Roky, Saddam, Shahed, Imran, Ujan and Debashis--were attacked while they were observing a fast-unto-death to press home their eight-point demand including removal of the vice chancellor and holding of the postponed admission tests immediately.
Afterwards, the attackers hacked lecturer Mostafizur Rahman Ripon and Assistant Prof HM Tariqul Islam, before the teachers' dormitories. The two are involved with Samannita Odhikar Bastobayan Parishad, a faction of BRUR Teachers' Association.
The injured were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Meanwhile, the Parishad and Neel Dal, another faction of the association, condemned the attack at separate human chains on the campus yesterday. They sought an investigation into the incident. Hafizur Rahman Selim, convener of the Parishad, said they suspected that the VC might have been involved in it.
VC AKM Nurun Nabi could not be contacted over the phone despite repeated attempts.
An indefinite strike, enforced by the Parishad seeking removal of the VC and holding of the tests immediately, was going on at the university.