Patuakhali HSC examinee stabbed in front of test centre

A Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) examinee was stabbed by some unidentified people in front of his exam centre in Patuakhali Thursday.


Md Faisal Akon, 18, is from Hajikhali village in Madarbunia union of Patuakhali Sadar upazila and a student of Patuakhali Government College. He is taking this year’s HSC examination from the Science group.


The incident took place in front of the Abdul Karim Mridha College exam centre in Patuakhali municipality around 12:45pm and Faisal was taken to Patuakhali Medical College Hospital with serious injuries.


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Faisal said he went to the test centre to sit for his Biology Second Paper exam. “When I came out after the exam, five to six people forcibly took me from the gate of the centre and started beating me up as I tried to scream. At one point they stabbed me with a knife.”


Although the 18-year-old said he managed to flee the scene to the college principal’s room, he could not tell the reason behind the attack.


Md Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Patuakhali Sadar Police Station, said: “Police visited the spot. No one has filed a complaint over the incident. We will take action if anyone files a complaint.”


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Acting principal of Patuakhali Abdul Karim Mridha College ANM Saifuddin said: “Foysal’s hands were badly wounded in the attack that happened outside the college. He ran to my room to take shelter and was bleeding profusely.”


“Foysal has an exam on Sunday. We will make an alternative arrangement, as per the rules, if he cannot write with his hands,” Gazi Jafar Iqbal, secretary of the Teachers’ Association of Patuakhali Government College, said. “Also, the college will take action against the attackers.”


Source: United News of Bangladesh