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26 injured in Chhatra League-student clash in Jigatola

  • Published at 03:09 pm August 4th, 2018
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Border Guard Bangladesh troops are deployed following an attack on students in Jigatola intersection on Saturday Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Border Guard Bangladesh troops were deployed on the spot

At least 26 people, including nine students, have been injured in a clash in Dhaka’s Jigatola. 

The students were admitted to Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and Ibn Sina Hospital, our correspondent Bilkis Irani, reported from the spot-on Saturday. 

However, Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said 17 Chhatra League activists are now undergoing treatment at hospitals. 

Border Guard Bangladesh troops were deployed on the spot following the clash. 

Earlier in the afternoon, Chhatra League men reportedly swooped on the students while they were controlling traffic near Jigatola bus stand in Dhanmondi. They also snatched and smashed mobile phones of the students who were trying to take pictures and videos of the attack. 

Later, the students locked in a clash with the Chhatra League activists. 

Imran, a passerby who sustained injuries in the head, told the Dhaka Tribune that Chhatra League men chased and swooped on him mistaking him for a student. 

He is currently undergoing treatment at Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital.

SM Didar Hossain Mamun, vice president of Chhatra League's Dhaka north city unit, also said some of their activists were injured in the attack by students. 

He said the students were being incited by outsiders. "Otherwise, the students would not have gone so aggressive."