RU journo hurt in attack ‘by BCL men’

10 Jul 2017, 16:41 | updated: 10 Jul 2017, 16:44

Online Desk

Rajshahi: The Rajshahi University (RU) correspondent of an English daily was injured in an attack allegedly by some leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in front of the university gate on Monday.

The victim Arafat Rahman was RU correspondent of the Daily Star.

Witnesses said Saiful Islam Bijoy, law affairs secretary of RU unit BCL, had an altercation with the supervisor of a bus of 'Desh Travels' in Comilla over fare.

As soon as the news spread, some BCL leaders and activists, numbering 10-12, vandalised the bus in front of the RU campus when it reached Rajshahi from Comilla.

As Arafat tried to take photo of the incident, the BCL men swooped on him and beat him up mercilessly, leaving him critically injured.

Later, he was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

Contacted, Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station, said police rescued the injured student from the area.