30 hurt as BSMRSTU students, villagers clash


Staff Reporter:

At least 30 people were injured in a clash among the students of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) and villagers over a trifling matter at Gobra village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

Quoting locals, police said a football match was arranged between the university students and a group of youths of Gobra village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

An altercation ensued among the boys after the match over taking bath in a pond, said Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

When the students went to take bath in the pond, a group of youths beat some of them around 7 pm.

As soon as the news spread, BSMRSTU students became angry and broke into a clash with the villagers that left 30 people from both sides injured.

Of the injured, 15 were taken to sadar hospital. The students also vandalised several shops and two motorcycles and set those on fire during the clash that took places from 7 pm to 10 pm.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and doused the flame.

Being informed, police went to the spot brought the situation under control. Additional police have been deployed to avert further trouble, said the OC.


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