A section of Dhaka University students on Sunday demanded permanent expulsion of Chhatra League activists who brutally roughed up Ehsan Rafiq, a second year student of disaster management and science department on Tuesday night for demanding his calculator back.
Students from Ehsan’s department and formed a human chain at the base of the Anti-terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture, blindfolding themselves with bandage.
Addressing the human chain, demonstrators alleged that the ruling Awami League’s student front Bangladesh Chhatra League had established a reign of terror at different dormitories of the university.
They said that BCL men were desperate to ensure their control and students had become victims of their madness.
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Ehsan Rafiq, a student of Dhaka University who was beaten by Chhatra League activists after he asked them to return his calculator Dhaka Tribune
Slamming the university administration for their failure to ensure security of ordinary students, demonstrators alleged that the “backbone-less” administration had become a protector of the culprits.
The protesters demanded that the administration bear full medical expenses of Ehsan Rafiq.
Demanding permanent expulsion of the Chhatra League assailants, they also warned of tougher movements if the administration failed to meet their demands.
The victim’s father, Rafiqul Islam, said that it doctors had told him it would take six months or more to fix Ehsan’s eye.
“The doctors have kept him under constant monitoring and he has been throwing up constantly,” he said.
On Tuesday night, Chhatra League activists of Salimullah Muslim hall beat up Ehsan Rafiq, leaving him unable to see with his right eye.