Madaripur, Sep 28 (UNB) – At least 40 individuals, including six police officers, were injured Saturday in a factional clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), ruling party Awami League’s powerful student front.
The two groups were jostling for supremacy on the campus of Government Nazimuddin College on Saturday.
Thirty-eight of them were initially sent to the Sadar Hospital for treatment, and later 11 people were shifted to Faridpur Medical College, hospital sources said.
Witnesses said the two groups’ divided loyalties- ongr former lawmaker Shajahan Khan and Awami League central leader AFM Bahauddin Nasim organised separate programmes to celebrate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday on the campus.
At one point the two groups locked into a brawl which subsequently turned into a fierce clash that left at least 40 people injured.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Sawgatul Alam confirmed the matter.