On Tuesday, violence broke out in Rajshahi University when a gun battle took place between Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Chhatra League cadres. This clash left many people injured and a dead student’s body was recovered from a manhole in the University campus.
At around 8 am, Faruk Hossain, a Chhatra League activist and a master’s student in mathematics was found dead in the manhole. Stab wounds were found on the body. Police also recovered one firearm and four bombs in front of Abdul Latif Hall. Police and RAB remained on campus but there was immense tension in the campus.
The atmosphere became tense the previous night when Shibir activists beat up two Chhatra League members, Kawsar Alam and Asadur Rahman. In retaliation, BCL activisits handed Israfil Hossain, a Shibir activist, to the police after beating him up. This internal conflict eventually turned into a gunfight which left 20 students injured in the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.