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BCL men's barbaric act at RU

Edit Date:9/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

In yet another incident Chhatra League activists shook Rajshahi University campus with their savagery.

This time, they drove nails through a leg of a student in public branding him as a Shibir man.

Mashiur Rahman, a postgraduate student of Rajshahi University Philosophy department, Monday night fell victim to the violence of some members of the ruling party backed organisation.

A group led by BCL activist Firoz Hossain using hammers and sharp weapons severely beat and stabbed Mashiur Rahman near the university's transport market around 8:30pm, sources said.

The cadres, at one stage, inserted nails in his left leg below the knee.

They also swooped on the market's shopkeepers who came to rescue Mashiur.

Later, on information, some friends of Mashiur came to the spot and rushed him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in unconscious condition.

Mashiur told this correspondent he was yet to find any reason behind the incident. ”The cadres mounted a sudden attack on me, as I went to the transport market for shopping.”

Some of his friends said the BCL cadres branded him as a Shibir activist because he was a roommate of a Shibir man about two years back.

Mashiur is a resident student of the university's Sayeed Amir Ali Hall. He denied the allegation of his involvement with Shibir activities and said he was preparing to file a case with Motihar Police Station in this connection.

Abul Khair, officer-in-charge of the police station, said they were unaware of the matter. “We'll take legal action if any complaint is filed.”

Contracted, Firoz Hossain, who is a first semester student of MBA (Management), claimed to know nothing about the attack.

RU unit BCL Joint Secretary Abu Hossain Bipu told this correspondent they would take stern action against those involved in the incident.

The university proctor, Prof Chowdhury Zakaria, said he would take steps after investigating the matter.

RU unit BCL president and secretary were unavailable for their comments. They were recently suspended from the organisation on the allegation of their involvement in at least 30 factional clashes.

The unit earned a bad name following the growing unrest on the campus in recent months, particularly after a faction beat up a rival and shove him off the first floor of a dormitory.

 A Correspondent, RU
Daily Star, Dhaka, 1 September 2010
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