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Two journos injured in BCL factional clash at Barisal University

BCL activists beat attacked journalists and snatched their mobile phones, say local people

Update : 17 Mar 2022, 11:37 PM

Two journalists were injured when two factions of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) clashed during an event at the Barisal University (BU) on Thursday.

The injured journalists, Azam Khan and Tariqul Islam, were covering the event. 

The event was organized marking the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Locals said that some BCL activists beat them up and snatched their mobile phones as they were capturing footage of the clash.

The university administration with help from law enforcers brought the situation under control. 

The injured were sent to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.

Barisal University Proctor Khorshed Alam told journalists that the two groups had some previous tension among them.

He said that the mobile phones were later returned to the journalists.

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