Leaders and activists of Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly beat up three students including one female on the campus yesterday.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 2pm at Shaheed Rafiq-Jabbar Hall of the university.
Md Shahjahan Badsha, Indrajit Bhoumik and one female student of history department – all studying master’s – were having a chat in the guest room of the hall.
The female student requested this correspondent to not publish her identity.
While they were chatting, Md Kamrul Hasan, an executive member of BCL JU unit and a resident of the dorm, arrived at the spot and shouted at them for keeping their legs on a table. Indrajit apologised to him while Shahjahan asked him to stop rebuking and leave the guest room.
Kamrul along with other BCL activists of the hall – Naziul Hasan Pial, Al Amin, Sharif Hossain Laskar and Asaduzzaman Abir – attacked Shahjahan with iron rods and wooden sticks. Indrajit and the female student also received injuries, they said.
The female student told the Dhaka tribune that as she went to protest, the leaders of Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, pushed her on the ground and hit her with a rod on her wrist.
Fellow students took the injured to the JU Medical Centre where they received primary treatment.
BCL leader Kamrul Hasan claimed that Shahjahan had slapped him and he beat him up in retaliation.
JU Proctor Prof Tapan Kumar Saha said authorities would take action against the attackers following rules of the university.
Mahmudur Rahman Jony, president of JU Chhatra League, said the organisation would take necessary steps against the accused leaders if they were found guilty.