Rajshahi College unit Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly beat up the students including journalists of the campus for not joining their programme.
The incident happened at about 9.30 pm on Wednesday (Feb 23) at the Muslim Hall of the campus.
The attackers are - Shah Rukh, Rafi, Iman, Tariqul, Raju, Hasan, Ahsan. They are followers of Rajshahi College Chhatra League President Rashik Dutta.
The victimized media workers are - Nazmus Saqib and Shariful Islam, second year students of the college's botany department. They are members of Rajshahi College Reporters Unity (RCRU), the campus journalism organization.
Shariful Islam Sharif said: “Some BCL activists entered into the hall room in the evening by kicking the door. They started beating us without any reason. When asked to know the reason for the attack, they hurled abusive words at us. Later, they (BCL men) asked why didn’t we join their programme?”
Rajshahi College BCL president Rashik Datta said allegation of taking students to programme forcefully is false.
“We will take step if anyone is found involved in the attack,” he added.
The college principal Abdul Khalek said, “All of the attackers were the supporters of the college’s BCL unit president Rashik Datta.”
Situation of the hall is under control now, and action against such incident will be taken, he added.
BDST: 2029 HRS, FEB 23, 2023