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Injured quota protester Tariqul moved to Dhaka

  • Published at 03:08 pm July 8th, 2018
  • Last updated at 03:57 pm July 8th, 2018
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Couple of Chattara League's Rajshahi University unit members are seen beating up a quota reform demonstrator Tariqul Islam at the university campus on Monday; July 2, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

'The physical condition of Tariqul is not improving, and he has suffered severe damage to his legs and hip bone'

Tariqul Islam, who was mercilessly beaten by Chhatra League activists during a quota reform movement protest at Rajshahi University, is being moved to Dhaka for better treatment.

Tariqul’s relatives and friends joined him in the ambulance which left around 10am on Sunday,  leaving from Rajshahi’s Royal Hospital.

Dr Sayeed Ahammed, who was treating Tariqul, told the Dhaka Tribune: “The physical condition of Tariqul is not improving, and he has suffered severe damage to his legs and hip bone.


“He needs surgery on his broken leg, so we recommended that he be taken to the National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Hospital in Dhaka.”

Tariqul friend’s, who are accompanying him in the ambulance, confirmed that the injured quota reform activist is being taken to Dhaka on Dr Sayeed’s recommendation.

Convener of Rajshahi University’s unit of the quota reform movement, Masud Monnaf said: “Doctors recommended that Tariqul be taken to the orthopaedic hospital in Dhaka, but we have yet to decide where to admit him for treatment” 

Describing the family’s financial crisis, Tariqul’s sister Fatima Khatun said: “We spent around Tk5,000 per day for Tariqul’s treatment in Rajshahi, and it [the treatment cost] will only rise in Dhaka.

“Our father is a simple farmer, and we do not know where to get this kind of money.”

On July 2, Rajshahi University's quota reform activists led a procession in front of the main entrance to the university—on the Dhaka–Rajshahi highway, around 4pm.


Also Read: Quota reform body to gather info, reports in a week


Chhatra League Rajshahi University (RU) unit activists assaulted the procession, breaking Tariqul’s leg and injuring at least 15 others.

Tariqul was attacked with machetes, hammers, and sticks— leaving him with two broken bones on his right leg and a severe head injury.

He was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) the same day. Tariqul was taken to Royal Hospital of Rajshahi on July 5 after his release from RMCH.

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