Intern doctors at Chattogram Medical College Hospital went on a work stoppage yesterday, protesting an alleged attack on two of their fellows the day before.
MA Auwal Rafi, joint convener of Intern Doctors' Association at CMCH and vice president of CMC Central Students Union, alleged that their rival group attacked the two with sticks at the city's Gulzar intersection around 11:30pm on Thursday.
Osman Gani, convener of the association; and Sunny Hasnain Prantik, a fifth-year student of the college, were going to Chawkbazar Police Station to file a case following a scuffle that took place on Thursday evening between two Bangladesh Chhatra League groups. They belonged one of the factions, said Rafi.
Immediately after the attack, the injured two were admitted to CMCH, he said. "We will continue the work stoppage until the authorities take punitive action against the attackers," he added.
Contacted, CMCH Director Brig Gen SM Humayun Kabir said, to settle the matter, he will soon hold a meeting with all departmental heads where the student leaders from both the groups will be present.