5 die in campus clashes since AL takeover
At least five students were killed in clashes between different student bodies of the political parties at different educational institutions across the country since the present government have taken office on January 6, 2009.
All of the clashes took place over establishing supremacy on the campuses. The ruling Awami League's associated student body Bangladesh Chhatra League was involved in all of the clashes. These clashes left hundreds of students injured.
A BCL leader at Dhaka Medical College and a general student at Dhaka University were killed in an internal feud of the BCL. A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra Maitree, student wing of Bangladesh Workers Party, a component of ruling Al-led grand alliance, was also killed in a clash at Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute.
A Rajshahi University BCL leader was hacked to death by some Islami Chhatra Shibir cadres yesterday. A Shibir leader was also killed in a clash between BCL and Shibir last year.
Two groups of BCL locked into a clash on February 2 at the Sir AF Rahman Hall of Dhaka University that left a general student Abubakar Siddique dead after being hit by police's tear gas shell.
On January 7, Rezanul Islam Chowdhury Sunny, 22, vice-president of Chhatra Moitree of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute was killed in an attack by BCL men over establishing supremacy on the campus.
On March 31 last year, Dhaka Medical College unit BCL general secretary Abul Kalam Asad Rajib was killed and 20 others were injured at Dr Fazle Rabbi Hostel when their fellow BCL men attacked them with sharp weapons, rods and sticks.
Shibir general secretary of Rajshahi University unit Sharifuzzaman Nomani was killed in a clash between BCL and Shibir on March 13 last year that also left at least 100 people injured.
Our Rajshahi University correspondent reports: No investigation committee was formed to probe the death at Rajshahi Polytechnic and Rajshahi University.
Two cases were filed in connection with the murder of Sunny and Nomani but no one was arrested.