jamuna news: Students of North South University have taken to the street against the assault on a fellow student by security guards at Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka.
A BBA sixth semester student, Shahriar Hasnat Tapu, was severely injured and taken to the hospital. He was released after treatment.
Several other students have also beaten up over parking a motorcycle in the residential area on Wednesday night.
Fellow students declared to take the street from 10 am to 11 am Thursday protesting the assaults. Students from some other private universities also expressed solidarity with their protest.
“NSU students locked into a clash with the guards after an altercation over motorcycle parking at an entrance, near Apollo Hospitals, of the residential area around 10:30 pm,” Bhatara police OC Nurul Mottakin told.
“Later police rushed to spot and brought the situation under control,” the OC added.
The agitated students were demonstrating on the streets demanding punishment to the security guards.
Critically injured Tapu was first taken to Apollo Hospitals and then to Dhaka Medical College. He was discharged around 2:30 am.
The incident has triggered backlash on social media.
Fellow students have given posts from personal profiles, groups, and pages claiming some 15 Bashundhara guards swooped on Shahriar Hasnat Tapu, BBA sixth semester student of NSU, following a scuffle over parking motorbike at Apollo gate.”
They alleged that the guards beat him up mercilessly while some of them shouted saying shoot him.
The students have claimed that locals and police had also assaulted them, leaving 10 injured.