Four held over attack on medical students in Rajshahi

Staff Correspondent

29 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Police on Saturday arrested four people from different parts of Rajshahi in connection with a case filed over attack on the students of Rajshahi Shah Makhdum Medical College and Hospital on Friday.

The arrestees are Beauty, wife of the college’s managing director Moniruzzaman Swadhin and his brother Mithu. The names of the other two will be announced later, police said.

Sirajum Monir, officer-in-charge of Chandrima Police Station, said “We arrested them after scrutinising video.

The case was filed with the Police Station against nine identified people and some unidentified people on Friday night.

Managing Director of Rajshahi Shah Makhdum Medical College and Hospital, Moniruzzaman Swadhin, his wife Beauty and three brothers of Swadhin were among the accused. On Friday, 13 students of the medical college and hospital were injured in an attack by some outsiders who had tried to enter the college in the evening.

Of the injured, 12 students were taken to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, a group of students of the medical college are staging a sit-in programme on the college campus on Saturday morning, protesting the attack on the students.

They also demanded immediate arrest of the attackers involved in the incident. Additional police have been deployed in the area to fend off further trouble.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a letter on November 2, ordered the closure of the medical college as it was running with no formal approval from Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC).