Clash over football match leaves 30 injured at JU08 December 2022
JU correspondent :
A clash between students of A F M Kamaluddin Hall and Maulana Bhasani Hall of Jahangirnagar University (JU) erupted over a football match on Tuesday night left 30 injured.
According to JU Medical Center, a total of 30 students went to the university medical center to take treatment. Two of the students were seriously injured among them. Arpon, a first-year student of the JU History Department lost two of his teeth during the clash.
JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nurul Alam along with proctorial team and other admin personnel visited the spot, respective halls and also visited the seriously injured in a private hospital at Savar.
After the visit, The VC said, "it is totally unexpected and unfortunate to witness such a clash emerging from a tiny issue. However, we are aware of the safety of our students. I urged everyone to calm down for now. We will take necessary steps observing further situation."
According to an eyewitness, "The football teams of A. F. M. Kamal Uddin hall and Mowlana Bhasani hall played in an inter-hall match in the central playground. An argument erupted between two teams at one point regarding the decision of an offsider. A dispute ensued, which soon turned into a violence.
However, the tournament management committee persuaded both the parties and sent them to their respective halls."
Students from both halls gathered at 'Bot Tola' adjacent to both the halls. Students from both parties exchanged attacking sentences and threw bricks from one party to another. At one point, the situation became critical, and students from both halls came with indigenous weapons and the situation turned into a clash.