9 students fall sick as hunger strike continue at DU

Sun Online Desk

17th January, 2020 02:16:45 printer

9 students fall sick as hunger strike continue at DU

Nine students of Dhaka University (DU) on Friday became sick as they took part in the fast unto death programme for the second consecutive day demanding deferment of January 30 Dhaka north and south city corporations’ election.

Of them, two students were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 2.00 pm. After taking primary treatment two of them joined the programme while seven others are being administered intravenous saline as their condition deteriorated.

Apurba Chakrabarty of Theatre and Performance Studies Department, Orko Shaha of Soil, Water and Environment Department and Prodip Das of hall union social service secretary were admitted to DMCH, Vice President of Jagannath Hall Union Utpal Biswas said.

At least 25 DU students began fast unto death programme at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture on the campus from Thursday afternoon demanding rescheduling of Dhaka North and South city corporations poll.

DU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Md Akhtaruzzman met the students and expressed solidarity with them this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Jago Hindu Parishad, a platform of the Hindu community, formed a human chain on the campus demanding a deferral in the morning.