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Comilla Medical College shut after BCL infighting

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Staff Reporter :
The Comilla Medical College has been declared closed until January 11 on account of a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over establishing supremacy on the campus.
At least 10 BCL leaders and activists were injured during the Friday's clash. They were taken to different hospitals and clinics of the Comilla city.
Students have been instructed to vacate the campus by Friday afternoon.
Principal of the Comilla Medical College Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury said the
decision to shut the college was taken in an emergency meeting on Friday as normal academic activities might not be possible.
"Additional law enforcers have been deployed in and around the college to avert any more untoward incident," he said.
Vice-Principal Jahangir Hossain Bhuiyan said that the clash broke out late on Thursday following disagreements over the fresher's reception. "All activities have been suspended until Jan 11. Students have to leave dormitories by 4pm."
An inquiry has already been at sight, he said.
Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Model Police Station Abu Salam said, the clash ensued at Sheikh Russel Hall around 2:30am on Thursday between two rival groups loyal to former President of BCL's Comilla Medical College unit Abdul Hannan and another former President of the unit Habibur Rahman.

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