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Thursday, September 11, 2014, Bhadra 27, 1421, Zilqad 15, 1435 Hijr

Ten Teachers Injured In Attack
Shibir men hurl bombs on CU bus
Publish Date : 2014-09-11,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 132
Injured Chittagong University teachers were taken to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital's emergency section after Shibir men allegedly hurled crude bomb on buses carrying them on Wednesday morning. photo: Observer
[Twentyfive Shibir  activists arrested,  two of them  confess]

Staff Correspondent
CHITTAGONG, Sept 10 : At least 12 people, including ten teachers of the Chittagong University, were injured when Shibir activists allegedly hurled bombs to a bus carrying them on Wednesday morning.
According to Hathazari police, three buses were carrying the teachers to the campus from the city. Two of the buses came under attack by a group of young men at around 10 am in Hathajari's Balir Tal area.
In this connection, the police arrested 25 Shibir activists for the incident. Two of them confessed to their involvement in the attack.
The ten injured teachers were rushed to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) while three others including the driver of the bus received first-aid at the university's medical centre.
The teachers taken to the CMCH are Sonam Akter and Sunanda Baidya, Lecturers of Biochemistry, Sabrina Alam, Lecturer of Applied Physics, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Lecturer of Social Sciences, Shirin Ara Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Management Studies, Syeda Halima Begum, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rawshan Ara Afroze, Lecturer of Islamic History, Md Ashrafuzzaman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Amrita Nag, a student of Accounting Department.
HM Kamrul Hasan, a teacher of the Marketing Department, who was in one of the buses, said that six to seven people started throwing bricks and hurl handmade bombs at the buses.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday, CU Proctor Siraj-ud-Dowla said, "Actions will be taken against those involved in the attack. The university authorities will sit in an emergency meeting to take decision in this regard."
Hathajari Police Station OC Md Ismail said, ?we came to know that a group of people riding in autorickshaws lobbed handmade bombs at the CU buses carrying the teachers. We suspect Chhatra Shibir activists were involved in the attack.?
The students of CU staged demonstrations in Sholashahar area in the city at about 3.30 pm protesting against the attack on teachers. The police dispersed the demonstrating students after half an hour.
On September 4, a CU teachers' bus was also damaged in the port city's Pahartali area.
On September 1, miscreants hurled handmade bombs from a field at Choudhuryhaat targeting a shuttle train bound for the university.
A student strike was called on the campus since August 31 under the banner of 'Residential Hall Students' after the authorities vacated the 'Islami Chhatra Shibir-dominated' Suhrawardy Hall from where police seized several hand bombs and weapons.The raid followed a clash between Shibir activists and the ruling party student affiliate Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on the campus on August 24.
On January 12, the CU authorities vacated the Shah Amanat Residential Hall after two students died in a clash between ICS and BCL activists.

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