Two of the injured were admitted to a local clinic in critical condition.
Witnesses said the clashes ensued at about 1:00pm, when some activists loyal to JnU BCL president Kamrul Hasan Ripon swooped on a group of activists loyal to JnU BCL general secretary Gazi Abu Sayeed following a brawl over an affair with a female student of the university.
Later, after regrouping themselves, a number of activists loyal to the general secretary attacked on a group of its rival faction on the Arts Faculty premises at around 2:00pm. The BCL men used various lethal weapons during the hour-long clash, in which at least 10 of them were injured.
They also vandalised a number of classrooms of the Arts Faculty, a newly constructed academic building, and the cafeteria of the university.
On information, university proctor Ashok Kumar Saha and a team of Kotowali police rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.
Kotowali police station officer-in-charge Salahuddin said additional police forces have been deployed on the campus to thwart any further clashes.’
Ashok Kumar Saha said the university authorities had formed a five-member committee led by law teacher Akkas Ali to investigate into the incident.
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