At least 16 people, including four policemen, were injured as two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) clashed over visit of Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
Witnesses said the clash occurred in the morning between the supporter Nowfel and City Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin intermittently and continued until the afternoon.
BCL President of CMCH unit Habibur Rahman alleged that some people identifying themselves Chhatra League activists attacked them when the deputy minister came in the morning.
Officer-in-Charge of CMCH police outpost Jahirul Haque Bhuiyan said the clash occurred after Nowfel left the hospital. The situation was brought under control after frantic eforts, he said.
Four policemen including two sub-inspectors were injured during the clash, he said.