None to be spared: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government would spare none of those responsible for violence in Dhaka and Rajshahi Universities, irrespective of their political identity.
The prime minister voiced the warnings while speaking at a meeting of Bangladeshi expatriates at Bayan Palace in Kuwait in the afternoon.
In Dhaka, State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku yesterday said the killing of a student and the Shibir attack at Rajshahi University were part of their activities.
He made the remark after a meeting with Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad and Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Hasan Mahmud Khandaker at his Secretariat office.
He directed the IGP to go to Rajshahi and take measures in consultation with law enforcers there.
Tuku said shibir activists hired people from nearby villages and attacked students at different residential halls.
The Shibir men and their goons went on the rampage Monday night, he added.
"Actions are being taken to arrest the culprits," the minister told the reporters.
The government is looking into the matter seriously, he said.
He mentioned that one student died and another remained missing after the incident, and around 18 students injured in the attack were undergoing treatment.
The minister condemned the killing and the attack on Chhatra League by Shibir activists.