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DU student Akhter falls sick; admitted to DMCH

18 October 2018,Thursday, 21:12

Photo: UNB

Photo: UNB

Akhter Hossain, a student of Dhaka University (DU) who went on hunger strike on Tuesday demanding cancellation of ‘Gha’ unit results and retaking of the admission test, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday after he fell sick.

Akhter, a third year student of Law Department and a resident of Ziaur Rahaman hall, started his hunger strike at the foot of Raju memorial sculpture at 12 noon on Tuesday protesting leakage of question paper in the ‘Gha’ unit admission test.

He fell sick in front of DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani when he went there to break Akhtar’s fast.
Law Faculty dean Prof Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah was also present at that time.

Akhter also demanded punishment of those who were involved in the “question paper leak” and appropriate measures from the authorities to stop such incidents in future.

DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said, “As University Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman is out of the country, we told him to wait until his arrival. But he denied our proposal and vowed to continue his protest.”

“Unfortunately, his condition turned worse and we took him to the hospital. Now he is under supervision of doctors,” he added.

The authorities of DU on Tuesday afternoon published the ‘Gha’ Unit admission test results amid allegation of question paper leak.

Meanwhile, a group of students brought out a procession on the campus around 12 noon on Thursday and took position in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Chanting slogans more than 200 students from different departments of the university demanded cancellation of the results and retake of the admission test.

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council, a platform which led the quota reform movement, expressed their solidarity with him on Wednesday.


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