BCL beats up 4 DU students, hands them over to police
Published : Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 at 5:06 PM Count : 212
Four resident students of Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall at Dhaka University have severely been beaten up allegedly by the BCL men before being handed over to police.
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders severely beat up the students with cricket stumps and iron rod on suspicion of their involvement in the politics of Islami Chhatra Shibir.
DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani told media that the hall administration handed over the students to police for interrogation.
Witnesses said a group of BCL men tortured the four students at the guest room of the hall from 11pm on Tuesday to 2am on Wednesday after conclusion of a 'guestroom programme.'
Later, they were handed over to Shahbagh police through the DU proctorial team and the hall administration.
Police, however, released the victims at 1:30pm today.
The four students are: Sanwar Hossain, a 3rd year student of Political Science; M Mukim Chowdhury, a 2nd year student of Tourism and Hospitality Management; Minhaj Uddin, a 2nd year student of Islamic History and Culture; and Afsar Uddin, a 2nd year student of Arabic Department.
Hall sources said hall unit BCL vice president Anwar Hossain and joint general secretary Amir Hamza brought Mukim to the guest room at about 11pm on Tuesday suspecting him as a Shibir activist.
Later, a number of BCL leaders including hall unit vice president Saifullah Abbasi Ananta also came to the room.
They also called the three others for their acquaintance with Mukim and took all of them to the extended hall building for interrogation.
At one stage, hall unit VP Saifullah and organising secretary Shaheen Alam slapped them and beat them up with hammer.
Hall unit vice president Kamal Uddin Rana, joint GS Amir Hamza and some others equipped with stick, iron rod and hammer also joined them.
The BCL leaders, however, told media that they have evidence of the students' involvement with Shibir politics and those were provided to police.
Shahbagh police OC Abul Hasan said the four students have been released after interrogation as the DU authorities did not lodge any complaint against them.
He did not make further comment in this regard.
Central BCL president Al Nahian Khan said he was not aware about the torture on four students.
"Physical torture on anyone is not acceptable in any way," he said.