The dormitory of Sylhet MC College has been closed for an indefinite period after the ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) vandalised the dormitory.
The authorities filed a general diary with the Shah Paran police station in connection with the incident of BCL’s vandalism on Thursday.
Witnesses said at least nine rooms of the dormitory were ravaged on Thursday morning as the two groups of the BCL, the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party, clashed each other over establishing supremacy.
Five years ago, activists of the BCL set as much as 42 rooms of the very dormitory ablaze following a clash with Islami Chhatra Shibir. This incident of vandalism took place after the dormitory was renovated.
College principal Nitai Chandra Chand told Prothom Alo that the college authorities sit for an emergency meeting in the wake of the situation. A meeting of the college’s academic council decided to close the dormitory.
He said the college authorities asked 300 students to leave the dormitory by Thursday evening.
When contacted, BCL’s district unit president Shahriar Samad said BCL’s two groups engaged in a “trouble”.
Asked why the rooms were damaged, the BCL leader said he knew nothing about the matter. “It can’t be understood immediately if anything happens in the college as the Chhatra League has no committee in the college. We’re looking into it.”
According to the general diary file with the police, unknown miscreants damaged several rooms of the dormitory.