The assailant was a former student and Chhatra League leader who had been staying at the hall illegally
A Dhaka University (DU) honours final year student has been stabbed by a former student in the Salimullah Muslim (SM) Hall cafeteria over an argument.
The incident took place around 10pm Tuesday. The victim, Omar Faruq of population science department, was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital with four stab wounds.
Eyewitnesses say the assailant is a former student of the philosophy department and Chhatra League leader, Abu Jubair Talha, who stayed in Room 166. He had been staying at the hall illegally.
Omar was taken to the DMCH operation theatre immediately upon arrival and is now under doctor’s observation at a general ward.
Hall mess committee member Badiuzzaman Sufi said Omar Faruq had been elected the mess manager for the month. During lunch on Tuesday, he asked Talha’s younger brother, a student living in the hall, not to take extra food because every student had a limited quota for food.
During dinner Talha came in and began having an argument with Omar over this matter. During the argument he suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed Omar repeatedly.
SM Hall Provost Prof Md Mahbubul Alam Joarder said a probe committee has been formed consisting of three house tutors to look into the matter.
Prof Mahbubul said: “The probe committee has made a report that has already been sent to the vice-chancellor and the proctor. As the matter is confidential I cannot say anything else. The university authorities will take proper steps according to the probe report.”
Talha’s phone was found switched off.
Acting proctor M Amzad Ali told the Dhaka Tribune said: “Punitive action will be taken against Abu Jubair Talha who is the main guilty party.”