Dispute over Cricket Match: Ten students injured in clash at RU | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 04, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:43 AM, March 04, 2020

Dispute over Cricket Match: Ten students injured in clash at RU

At least 10 persons were injured in a clash among students of three departments at Rajshahi University, following a cricket match yesterday.

Two of the injured are Saiful Islam and Sheikh Saadi, master's students of philosophy department; and Shariful Islam Sonet, a second-year student of public administration department.

Of them, Saiful Islam was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Identities of the rest injured could not be known immediately.

Witnesses said during a cricket match at university stadium between senior and junior students of philosophy department, the second and fourth-year students scuffled with the master's students around 1:30pm. The department teachers then handled the situation.

Later, several junior students of the department called their friend Shariful Islam Sonet of public administration and jointly attacked their seniors at Deans Complex around 3pm.

At that time, Saiful and Saadi were attacked with sticks and brickbats, said Zahidul Islam, a teacher of philosophy department.

Later, around 20-25 students of philosophy chased Sonet and beat him. During the chase, four marketing department students were beaten when they scuffled with them in front of Tukitaki Chattar, witnesses said.

Proctor Prof Lutfor Rahman said the injured were sent to the medical centre. "I have already discussed the matter with the teachers and students concerned for settlement."  

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