RU BCL cadres beat up journo
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) cadres beat up the university correspondent of the daily Dinkal at Rajshahi University (RU) on Sunday night.
Sources said a group of BCL cadres, led by Delwar Hossain Drills, a 3rd year student of Anthropology department, and Nayan, a 2nd year student of Management department, beat up Mansur Ahmed severely.
The BCL cadres stormed the room of the victim at Bangabandhu Hall around 11:30pm and beat him up with hokey sticks and iron rods without any specific reason, said the resident students of the dormitory.
Following the incident, RU correspondents of other dailies formed a human chain in front of the central library yesterday and submitted a memorandum to the vice chancellor (VC) demanding punishment to the attackers.
They also demanded immediate suspension of the cadres' studentship and threatened to launch a tougher programme if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, the RU unit BCL suspended the membership of Drills and Nayan for attacking the reporter, says a BCL press release.
The RU VC was not available for his comment.
Assistant Proctor Mustak Ahmed said the authorities will take steps after investigating the mater.
BCL Secretary Ayen Uddin said stern action would be taken against the culprits who will try to damage the image of the associate body of Awami League.