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Rajshahi University

Shibir men cut tendon of BCL cadre

Critically injured Takim at the emergency section of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital before he was taken to the operation theatre last night.Photo: STAR

The Rajshahi city unit Bangladesh Chhatra League vandalised two institutions run by Jamaat men last night, hours after alleged Shibir cadres had cut the left-leg tendon of a BCL leader on Rajshahi University (RU) campus.

Around 8:00pm, alleged Shibir men swooped on AKM Tawhid Alam Akheruzzaman alias Takim, former vice president of RU unit BCL who had brandished firearms during October 2 violence on the campus.

Witnesses said six unidentified youths appearing on two motorbikes had attacked Takim when he with two friends was passing by Khaleda Zia Hall.

The youths hit Takim on the head with a hammer and stabbed his left arm and cut the tendon of his left leg when he fell on the ground, said witnesses, adding that the attackers left the scene chanting “Allahu Akbar”.

On-duty police and students rescued and rushed Takim to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).

Takim is now in the Intensive Care Unit after hours of surgeries.

“He sustained a grievous injury to the head and lost a huge amount of blood. He is now unconscious and in a critical condition,” said Ekramullah, head of surgery department at RMCH.

Ahmed Ali, president of RU unit BCL, blamed Islami Chhatra Shibir for the attack.

“Our activists have identified some of the attackers as Shibir cadres. Besides, the nature of the attack is typical of Shibir,” he said.

About an hour after the attack on Takim, BCL activists of the city attacked Jamaat-run Retina Medical and Dental Coaching Centre in the city's Bosepara area.

They broke into the two-storey coaching centre, damaged furniture and documents and set fire to those.

Later, they tried to break into Islami Bank Hospital in Laxmipur area, but failed as employees had locked the main entrance.

Agitated BCL men then torched a motorcycle parked in front of the hospital and damaged some roadside shops owned by Jamaat men.

RU sources said BCL activists held a procession on the campus around 11:00pm. Several gunshots were heard and a cocktail (homemade bomb) was blasted in front of Madar Bux Hall during the time.

Meanwhile, top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and pro-Jamaat student wing Islamic Chhatra Shibir could not be reached over the phone.

However, political affairs secretary of Rajshahi city unit Jamaat denied the allegation of Shibir involvement in the attack on Takim.

“It may have been an act of miscreants or result of BCL infighting,” he told The Daily Star.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner SM Moniruzzaman said the situation on the campus was under control and that police had been deployed there and in different city points.

Takim got admitted to the philosophy department at RU in 2007-08 sessions. He was not allowed to sit for the first-year final examination due to poor attendance. In 2010, his studentship was cancelled for not attending required number of classes in two years.

In spite of this, Takim was made the vice president of RU unit BCL in June 2011. On July 16 this year, he was expelled from the party due to his alleged involvement in the killing of BCL's Bangla Hall unit joint convener Abdullah Al Hasan.

Takim hit newspaper headlines when he brandished firearms during a Shibir-BCL clash on the campus on October 2. He sustained an injury in his hand during the clash.

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Let the dogs kill each other. We need terrorist BCL and Jamaat free Bangladesh.

: sujon

Shibir men can not bear arms openly like the BCL. So, probably they carry knives and cut tendon with them. Instead of bullet, they use knife.

: Anonymous


  • Asad Zaman
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 06:40 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Stop this barbaric culture of cutting tendon, stabbing and/or gouging out people’s eyes. This cruel culture of cutting tendon is the hallmark of Shibir’s vicious acts. Just a week ago, Dhaka and Joypurhat also had observed Jamaat-Shibir’s terror culture of beating policeman by his own rifle, stabbing and attempting to gouge out a cop's eyes and to set him on fire. And they must be stopped at any cost.

  • Truth Teller
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 06:59 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Simply tit for tat.

  • Shamim
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 08:15 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Please stop Shibir otherwise they will turn our country as Afghanistan.

    To protect our Bangalee generation band Shibir is very essential.

  • Hasan
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 09:12 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Because of the student politics, I am ashamed to be a youth. Student politics will destroy this nation if not banned soon.

  • Jumana Sarwar
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:43 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    If police failed to do their job or choose to apply law on person's political affiliation and go beyond their mandate to crush legitimate procession and act as brutal government machinery then victim usually takes law into their own hands. It's a deplorable act but given the circumstances one must say, job well done!!!

  • jubair hasan.
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:38 PM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    We should not blame Shibir blatantly. This injured cadre was expelled from BCL for killing another BCL leader. it can be done by his opponent BCL group.





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