Chhatra League members of Jahangirnagar University unit yesterday beat up a Chhatra Dal leader for writing what was described as negative comments on the ruling party’s student wing on Facebook.
The victim, Israfil Chowdhury Sohel, a final-year student of economics, is the joint convener of Chhatra Dal’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall unit.
He was assaulted at the social science faculty building around midday.
Witnesses said the Rafiq-Jabbar Hall unit Chhatra League president, Nawshad Alam Anik, asked Sohel to come out of the classroom, saying he would like to talk to him.
Several Chhatra League leaders, including Sumon Sarker, Ishtiak Ahmed, Mehedi Roman and Anik Kumar, then beat Sohel up with iron pipes, rods and wooden sticks.
The university’s Assistant Proctor Mehedi Iqbal arrived on the scene and sent the victim to the university medical centre.
But doctors recommended that Sohel be taken to Enam Medical College and Hospital at Savar for better treatment as he was in a critical condition.
Sohel told the Dhaka Tribune he was beaten up badly. Chhatra League leader Nawshad told reporters that Sohel was beaten up as he made negative remarks on Chhatra League and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.”
General Secretary of Chhatra League’s Jahangirnagar University unit Rajib Ahmed Rasel said the comments Sohel made on the social networking site disgraced the student organisation.
The assistant proctor, Mehedi, said actions would be taken if the victim lodged a complaint.