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Fate of Toriqul Islam

July 12, 2018 00:00:00

Toriqul Islam, a Masters' student of Rajshahi University, was beaten up mercilessly with a hammer by alleged activists of the ruling party's student front on July 2. Toriqul's fault was that he supported the quota reform movement. The attackers swooped on the protestors. They broke both bones in Toriqul's right leg.

Pictures of the attacker assaulting Toriqul with the hammer, sticks and other objects had gone viral on social media platforms. An English newspaper has also identified the attackers.

At the moment, injured Toriqul has been brought to Dhaka for better treatment. Some dailies have reported that Toriqul would need urgent surgery.

I hope the common people and civil society will arrange a wave of protests against such brutality and anarchy.

Anwar Hossain

Malibagh, Dhaka

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