Several injured after BCL men “attack” Chhatra Odhikar Parishad activists at DU
At least twelve people were injured after Bangladesh Chhatra League men allegedly attacked activists of Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad at the Dhaka University campus this afternoon.
Witnesses said the BCL men allegedly carried out the attack when leaders and activists of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad started demonstrating in front of Raju Memorial Sculpture demanding for a safe campus, marking the third death anniversary of Buet student Abrar Fahad.
Our Dhaka University correspondent obtained footage of the incident where he could identify at least two BCL activist attacking the Chhatra Odhikar Parishad men.
The Chhatra Odhikar Parishad men also got into a clash with the BCL men. The injured are from both groups.
According to DMCH sources, at least 12 of the injured went to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for primary treatment. Most of the injured said they are activists of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad when they went to DMCH, the sources added.
Bin Yamin Mollah, president of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad, alleged that "the BCL men attacked on us during a peaceful programme without any provocation, leaving at least 12 activists injured."
The attackers tore off the banner and broke chairs and tables, he said.
BCL General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee said he heard that a clash took place on DU campus but is yet to know who are involved.
Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), died after he was brutally beaten allegedly by some Chhatra League men on October 7.