Members of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student body of ruling Awami League, allegedly beat up two students of Dhaka University in front of Surjo Sen hall last night.
A group of 10 to 12 youths wanted to know their identification when the two classmates, holding hands, were standing at Mall Chattar to get a rickshaw, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting eye-witnesses.
The students showed their ID cards, but when the male student wanted to know the reason behind the questioning, the group of BCL beat them up, Prothom Alo reports quoting eye-witnesses.
Following the incident, the attackers entered the Surjo Sen hall. The victims followed them to know why they were beaten but ended up being attacked a second time.
A three-member committee has been formed by the Surjo Sen hall authorities to probe the incident.
Contacted, BCL president of Surjo Sen hall unit Golam Sarwar, said that finding the students (victims) in an “objectionable state”, the hall students wanted to know their identities, which led to the scuffle at one stage.