The male resident students of Murari Chand College of Sylhet were forced to leave their dormitory on Thursday after it was closed sine die as Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and students of the college unit vandalised its 39 rooms.
However, there was no primary reporters of anybody being injured in the incident, while nobody was detained while filing the report around 8:30 pm as the college authorities were yet to file a case in this regard.
Sources said the followers of Titu Chowdhury, a Chhatra League leader of the college unit, and the student front’s city unit league leaders and activists loyal to its Joint Secretary Sanjay loyal locked into spates of clashes on Wednesday night to establish supremacy on the college campus.
Both the groups brought out showdown of arms in the city’s Tilagarh area to frighten each other. Chased by their rival group, Sanjay and his fellow leaders and activists took shelter in the dormitory later on.
Following the incident, Titu’s followers vandalised the 39 rooms in five blocks of the dormitory around 10 am and then immediately fled the scene.
Upon hearing the news of vandalism, the college’s Principal Nitai Chandra Chanda visited the hostel.
Afterwards, additional police forces were deployed on the campus and dormitory to avert such an incident further. The students were ordered vacate the hostel by 6pm.
The college authorities formed a three-member committee to probe the incident, which will submit its report in a week.
When asked as to why nobody was sued in this connection, the principal said they will take proper legal action after the investigation is over.
Confirming the incident, Shahporan police station’s the two groups have long been engaged into rivalry in bid to establish their dominance on the college campus.
Meanwhile, general students staged demonstration over the incident, seeking immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the culprits.