IU Correspondent, May 07: A group of students of law and land management department on early Sunday laid siege to the residence of the Islamic University vice-chancellor’s residence protesting at the attack on one of their fellow students in front of the university’s main entrance area.
Mubarak Hossain, a second year student of 2020-21 academic session, was severely injured in an attack carried out by a group of students of the university’s Islamic History and Culture department on Saturday night.
Around 50 students of the law and land management department took position in front of the vice-chancellor’s residence on the campus protesting at the attack and demanding punishment of the accused ones involved in the incident.
On information, a team of IU proctorial body led by assistant proctor Shofiqul Islam went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
The protesters later withdrew their demonstration as the proctorial body assured them of looking into the matter at around 12:30am.
The victim, however, lodged a written complaint with the university proctor Professor M Shahadat Hossain in this connection.
According to the complaint, there had been a loggerhead between Mubarak and Islamic History and culture department student Mushfiqur Rahman over celebrating their birth day on March 16.
As a sequel to the dispute, a group of 15 to 20 students led by Mushfiqur Rahman swooped on Mubarak with sticks and locally made sharp weapons while Mubarak was taking tea in front of the university’s main entrance area at around 10:00pm on Saturday.
They, at one stage, beat Mubarak up with bamboo and sticks and left him seriously injured.
Later, other students of the university rescued Mubarak from the spot and took him to IU central hospital from where he was shifted to Kushtia General Hospital for better treatment, the complaint said.
Mubarak said that Mushfiqur and his cohorts attacked him in a bid to killing him. ‘He demanded their immediate punishment.’
Mushfiqur Rahman denied the allegation saying that the beating incident was false and fabricated and there was no involvement of him in such an incident.
IU proctor Professor M Shahadat Hossain Azad said that they would take legal action against the accused involved in the incident after proper investigation.