Dhaka, Sept 18 (UNB) – A group of Dhaka University students, protesting against corruption and illegal enrolment of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders, were attacked on the campus on Wednesday.
The incident took place around 1:10pm when protesters laid siege to the Business Faculty (evening programme) dean’s office.
Protesters said most of the attackers are supporters of Saddam Hossain, assistant general secretary of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) and secretary of BCL’s DU unit.
The students were protesting against the ‘illegal enrolment’ of 34 BCL activists into the evening programme ahead of the Ducsu polls.
Mashiur Rahman, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students Right Protection Council, said they were attacked in front of the dean office.
Asif Mahmud, one of the protesters, sustained an eye injury. He was taken to the university’s medical centre.
Saddam rejected allegations that his supporters attacked the protesters.
“It was a conflict between two groups of general students,” he said. “Chhatra League has nothing to do with it.”