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JCD activists assaulted by BCL at SBMC

Update : 04 Oct 2013, 03:10 PM

Two activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, were beaten up by members of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at the Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College (SBMC) campus on Friday, immediately after the admission tests for the next academic session were held.

BCL activists Rafi and Plabon, students of the 40th batch, assaulted JCD activists Ripon and Arif, students of the 43rd batch at SBMC Hostel 2 at about 1pm, police said.

“Shortly after the assault police were deployed in the campus and brought the two sides to an arbitration to avoid an escalation of violence,” said Shakhawat Hossain, the Kotwali police station in-charge.

Eyewitnesses said the assault was a result of JCD activists welcoming participants of the test with flowers. More than 50 activists stood outside the exam hall handing out flowers to the participants. The BCL activists did not organise any such event.

Dr Shahidul Alam, the principal of SBMC, said the admission tests were conducted peacefully. Out of 2,252 candidates, 2,111 participated in the test. “No one was expelled during the intake test,” he said.

Many candidates alleged that they were harassed for not having brought original and attested copies of SSC and HSC admit cards to the exam hall. 

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