Medical &Health

24 people sued over clashes at Chittagong Medical College

A case has been filed against 24 people in connection with the clashes between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Chittagong Medical College (CMC) campus.

A section of BCL, led by Toufiqur Rahman, a 5th year student, lodged the complaint against 16 identified and eight unidentified people with Panchlaish Police on Saturday night, said officer-in-charge Zahidul Kabir.

Police also arrested Raktim Dey, 21 and Enamul Hossain alias Shimanto, 21, 2nd year students of the medial college, on Saturday night.

They are also number 11 and 15 accused in the case.

CMC was shut down on Saturday for an indefinite period following a series of clashes between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on its campus.

Earlier, at least three CMC students were injured in clashes between two groups of BCL of the medical college unit over establishing their dominance on the campus.

The three injured — Mahfuzul Haque, 23, Naimul Islam, 20 and Md Akib Hossain, 20— were admitted to the CMCH.

Meanwhile, Akib Hossain underwent a surgery and has been kept at the ICU of the hospital, said Ranjan Kumar Nath, head of the ICU department of the hospital.

Campus sources said the two BCL groups– one loyal to a former mayor and another loyal to a junior minister–locked in a clash on Friday night.

In a sequel to it, they engaged in clashes on Saturday morning and chased each other forcing the authorities to close the college for an indefinite period.

Panchlaish Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Jahedul Kabir said the clash began on Friday night as the supporters of two groups locked into an altercation over their internal affairs.

As a sequel to the internal feud, the OC said they again engaged in clashes in the morning, leaving a few students injured.

A five-member probe committee, led by Dr Motiur Rahman, was formed to look into the incident.

The probe body was asked to submit a report within the next seven working days.

Source: United News of Bangladesh