Leg, tendons of 2 BCL men severed at RU

RU Correspondent

Two leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, whose tendons were cut allegedly by Chhatra Shibir activists at Rajshahi University, are brought to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

Two leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, whose tendons were cut allegedly by Chhatra Shibir activists at Rajshahi University, are brought to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

A leg of a Bangladesh Chhatra League activist was severed and tendons of the legs and hands of a leader of the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation were cut at Rajshahi University on Tuesday morning.
Chhatra League blamed Islami Chhatra Shibir activists for the incident and the police arrested fifteen activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami-backed student organisation.
The victims — University Chhatra League student scholarship affair secretary Tagar Mohammad Saleh and its activist Abdullah Al Masud — were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and then referred to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation in Dhaka as their health deteriorated at about noon.
Witnesses said that a group of youths attacked Abdullah and Tagar near Ziaur Rahman hall when they were going to academic block from their Madar Box hall by a rickshaw at about 8:15am.
The attackers severed the right leg of Abdullah, second year history student, under the knee and stabbed in different parts with sharp weapons, while they cut tendons of legs and hands of Tagar, second year folklore student, said Motihar police station officer-in-charge Alamgir Hossain.
The attackers left the spot exploding two crude bombs leaving the victims critically injured, witnesses said.
Nearby shop owners, shoppers and the police deployed at Ziaur Rahman hall gate rescued the victims and rushed them to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Alamgir said.
University unit Chhatra League president Mizanur Rahman Rana claimed that Shibir men committed the crime and he demanded immediate arrest of the perpetrators identifying them.
Motihar police officer-in-charge also said,  ‘Shibir might be involved in the attack.’
He said that the police arrested fifteen Shibir men in several drives in the city suspecting their involvement in the attack.
Denying the allegation, university unit Shibir organising secretary Shoyeb Shahriar told newsmen that the incident was an outcome of internal feud of Chhatra League.
After the incident, Chhatra League brought out a procession on the campus in protest at the incident and demanding arrest of the arrest of the perpetrators.
The proctor, Tariqul Hasan, said that additional policemen were deployed on the campus to deter any further untoward situation.

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