3 sustain burns at Shahbagh
Three Shahbagh demonstrators on Saturday sustained burn injuries as hot oil from a makeshift snack shop splashed over them during a melee occurred in the capital's Shahbagh area.
Of them, MN Tanveer, 25, assistant publicity secretary of Swarup Sangskritik Sangsad, sustained 40 percent burn injuries and was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Burn Unit. He is a BBA graduate from a private university and resides at Rayerbazar.
His two freinds, Jasimuddin Joy and Md Salahuddin sustained five percent and minor burn injuries respectively. They only needed first aid. Joy is a student of Government Titumir College and Salahuddin is his classmate. The three used to join the demonstration everyday.
The melee began as a rumour spread there that Chhatra Shibir was arriving to attack Projonmo Chhattar.
Tanveer along with the others were sipping tea at Chhobir Haat in front of the Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University when the oil from a cauldron of a shop splashed over them around 8:00pm.