Authorities of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC) have banned student politics on the campus following a clash between two factions of the ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
Sources said supporters of Imran Hossain, BCL president and follower of lawmaker and city AL leader Jebunnessa Afroj and Mustafizur Rahman Tuhin, follower of the district unit AL president and lawmaker Abul Hasanat Abdullah, got locked in a clash on the campus yesterday night over establishing supremacy, leaving five including a police official injured.
Dr Bhaskar Saha, Principal of the SBMC, said the situation became under control with the help of police around 3am.
Later, the college authority held an emergency meeting of academic council at noon and formed a 5-member probe committee headed by Dr Zahangir Hossain, head of microbiology department, and asked to submit report within next 3-working days.
The SBMC academic council also imposed restriction against political activities of all student organisations till further order.
Abdur Rouf, Deputy Commissioner of Barisal Metropolitan police, said additional police had been deployed on the campus.
Injured Assistant Sub-Inspector Farid was being given treatment at the Police Medical Center. Injured students Nasim, Rajiv, Shuva and Tahsib were admitted to the SBMC, hospital sources said.
Five rooms of Habibur Rahman Hostel were ransacked and valuables looted during the clash.
Witnesses said the campus became tensed centering observation of the18th central council of Medicine Club, a voluntary organisation.