Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men allegedly attacked Chhatra Odhikar Parishad leaders again while they went for treatment at DMCH after being attacked by the ruling party men on DU campus.

BCL men attacked Chhatra Odhikar Parishad programme marking third death anniversary of BUET student Abrar Fahad at around 3:30pm on DU campus on Saturday. At least 15 leaders-activists of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad and a BCL leader were injured in the clash.

Witnesses and the victims said, the injured Chhatra Odhikar Parishad leaders-activists were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after the clash. Some BCL leaders went to the hospital at around 5:00pm and beat them up there. Later police detained some leaders of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad.

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BCL men beat them up in front of police, the Chhatra Odhikar Parishad men said adding that the law enforcers did little to stop the attackers.

Parishad’s central president Bin Yamin Mollah said, “Chhatra League attacked some of our injured leaders-activists in Dhaka Medical…Police detained 15 our leaders-activists including DU unit president Akhter while Chhatra League men confined us.”

DMCH police outpost’s in charge Bacchu Mia said some 15-16 men were taken to Shahbagh police station.

Officer in charge of Shahbagh Nur Mohammad did not respond while this correspondent called his mobile phone for several times.

Later a sub inspector said 20 leaders-activists of Chhatra Odhikar Parishad men were detained.

About the attack on Chhatra Odhikar Parishad’s programme on DU campus, BCL DU unit president Saddam Hossain told Prothom Alo that the organisation named Chhatra Odhikar Parishad has become a safe haven and rehabilitation centre of Chhatra Shibir. They always try to destabilise the environment of progressive politics on the campus.

He said some students have thwarted them today but there was BCL organisational  involvement with today’s incident.

Chhatra Odhikar Parishad's central president Bin Yamin Mollah was injured in BCL attack on DU campus on Friday
Prothom Alo

Saddam added those who went there today went as general students of DU.

BUET student Abrar Fahad was beaten to death in Sher-e-Bangla Hall on 6 October, 2019. Abrar’s father filed a case with Chawkbazar police station accusing 25 students of BUET who were involved with BCL politics. A Dhaka court on 8 December last year sentenced 20 to death and five others to life imprisonment in the case.