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12:00 AM, March 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 27, 2019

20 students injured during Independence Day programme

The scuffle occurred at sports event

A scuffle involving students of three schools left at least 20 of them injured during a cultural and sports competition, organised yesterday marking Independence Day at Sheikh Russel Mini Stadium, for school students in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj. 

The injured students -- from Sunshine Pre-cadet and High School and The Hope International School -- were taken for treatment at various local medical facilities including Bahubal Health Complex.

The scuffle broke out around 11:30am when a student from Dinanath Government High School confronted students of Sunshine Pre-cadet over a longstanding allegation that most first and second position prizes of the competition were taken away each year by Sunshine and The Hope schools.

At one stage a group of students from Dinanath school attacked the students of the other two schools, leading to the injuries, said witnesses present at the stadium.

Bahubal Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge Masuk Ali said the situation was under control and they detained a student of Dinanath school in this connection.

Bahubal Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jasim Uddin confirmed the incident and said a process was underway to file a case in this regard.

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