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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pabna Medical College closed sine die over BCL infighting

Staff Reporter :
Pabna Medical College was closed for an indefinite period following an infighting within Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League's student wing, on Friday.
The administration of the college took the decision in an emergency meeting and asked the students to vacate their halls.
Pabna Medical College Principal Dr Md Rizaul said, "Tension has been prevailing for the last few weeks regarding the formation of Rotary Club and the Medicine Club."
 "After today's incident, the situation has turned critical. The medical college has been closed for an indefinite period and the students have been asked to vacate halls," he said
Additional police have been deployed in and around the campus to avert further untoward incident.  
Eyewitnesses said, the clash broke out between supporters of BCL, Pabna Medical College unit President Mahfuz Nayan, and the group of General Secretary Aditya Dey around 1am.
As a sequel of previous enmity, supporters of both groups engaged in the clash that left at least 10 students injured.
On information, the police rushed to the campus and brought the situation under control, Officer-in-Charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station Abdur Razzak said.
Talking to journalists, the Pabna Medical College unit BCL President Mahafuz Nayan and General Secratery Aditya Dey blamed each other for the clash.
Aditya and his followers along with some outsiders attacked the students. The clash broke out when we protested it," BCL President Nayan said.
He claimed nine of his followers were injured in the clashes, but could not expose their identities.
General Secretary Aditya Dey claimed they were attacked by some unidentified armed men.
According to him, some junior students harassed female seniors during an orientation meeting for new students. "S we protested it, armed men attacked us leaving seven to eight people, including some of our seniors injured."
He, however, could not provide the identities of the attackers or the victims.