At least 15 people including acting proctor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) were injured during a clash between two factions of BCL on the university campus this afternoon.
The clash took place following an altercation between the supporters of BCL Sust unit Cultural Affairs Secretary Sakhawath Hossain and BCL leader Mushfiqur Rahman Zia on the campus, witnesses said.
At least 12 Chhatra league activists were injured in the clash.
Sust Acting Proctor Jahid Hasan, Assistant Proctor Abu Hena Pohil and lecturer Mahatir Mohammad Bappi were also injured as the BCL activists threw brick chips at them while they were trying to stop the clash, the acting proctor told our Sylhet correspondent.
Later, police brought the situation under control, he said adding that steps will be taken against the clashing people.
Mushfiqur claimed that supporters of Sakhawath beat up five of his supporters, which triggered the clash this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Sakhawath said Zia’s supporters locked into an altercation last night, which ensued today’s clash. Seven of his supporters were injured in the clash, he added.