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‘BCL men’ torch hostel rooms of Rajshahi College
Observer Online Desk
Published :Tuesday, 17 May, 2016,  Time : 10:01 PM  View Count : 0
Rajshahi: Some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Rajshahi College unit allegedly torched two rooms of a hostel of the college on Tuesday following the assault on a fellow man.

Students said some leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) of the college unit, led by its president Mortaza Fahim and general secretary Maksudur Rahman Sourav, took Shahinur Reza Shahin, a fourth year student of Chemistry Department of the college and a BCL activist, to a room of Muslim Hostel at noon as a sequel to the previous enmity and gave him a good beating.

Later, other students rescued the injured and took him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).

Outraged by the incident, a group of BCL men went to the hostel and beat up two JCD activists -- Kawser, a second year student of Economics Department, and Mukter Hossain, a student of Sociology department of the college, leaving them injured.

They were also admitted to the RMCH.

Later, the BCL men set fire to room no-7 of Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rouf (E-block) and room no-4 of Birshreshtha Mostofa Kamal (B-block) hostels.

On information, a fire-fighting unit rushed in and doused the blaze after half an hour of frantic efforts.

The residents of the rooms said various necessary documents and books, including SSC and HSC certificates and mark sheets, were damaged in the fire.

Officer-in-charge of Boalia Police Station Shahadat Hossain said a police team brought the situation under control and additional police
have been deployed there to avoid further trouble.

College Principal Prof M Habibur Rahman said legal action will be taken against those involved in the incident.

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