Saturday, 16 October, 2021

12 JCD men hurt in ‘BCL attack’ on DU campus

At least twelve activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were injured as some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men allegedly carried out attack on them during a protest procession on Dhaka University (DU) campus on Sunday.

JCD, the student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said the incident took place around 10:00am in front of BNCC Building on the campus.

In a press conference at DU Journalists’ Association (DUJA), Rakibul Islam Rakib, convener of JCD DU unit said, "We were going to TSC with a protest procession from Shaheed Minar. At that time, Chhatra League members attacked us with local weapons without any reason."

The injured were sent home after taking treatment from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital while critically injured Amanullah Aman, the member secretary of JCD DU unit was admitted to a hospital in the capital’s Dhanmondi area, he added.

In the press conference, JCD also condemned the attack and demanded exemplary punishment of the criminals.

"We condemn this attack and demanded exemplary punishment of those who were involved in the attack," Rakib added.

However, leaders of BCL, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, denied the allegation brought against them.