Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chhatra League ‘attacks’ DUCSU VP Nur at Bogura Iftar event

  • Bogura Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-05-26 19:52:19 BdST


Members of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Bogura have allegedly assaulted Dhaka University Central Students’ Union or DUCSU Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur.

Nur came under alleged attack at the Government Woodburn Public Library premises in the town on Sunday.

The DUCSU VP went there to attend an Iftar gathering organised by the local chapter of Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students’ Rights, of which he is a central leader.

Nur left the venue after the reported attack left at least 20 people injured, his organisation’s Bogura chapter leader Rakibul Ahsan said.

Rokaya Akter, a doctor at the Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura, said they treated Nur and three others injured in the ‘attack’.

BCL has denied the allegation of attacking Nur, saying a scuffle took place at the park.

On Saturday, BCL members in Brahmanbaria obstructed Nur from joining an Iftar party at a restaurant which was closed by the leaders of the ruling Awami League’s student affiliate. 

BCL workers also halted a train carrying Nur for about an hour at a station before it reached Brahmanbaria.

The Council, joined by Nur and guarded by police, later held the event outside the restaurant.

Doctor Roakaya said they gave ‘Nur’, ‘Tapan’, ‘Ratul’ and ‘Faruk’ first-aid and asked Nur and Ratul to get admitted, but they left citing security reasons.

“Nur is injured. His is bleeding from the mouth. We are leaving for Dhaka as we don’t feel secure here,” Nur’s associate ‘Rubel’ told bdnews24.com when the DUCSU VP was reached by phone.

Bogura District BCL President Naimur Razzak Titas said they went to the Council’s Iftar venue after hearing that some members of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student front, were there.

“A scuffle took place when they asked us who we were to enquire about their invitees,” he added.