Dhaka, Bangladesh
DU Baishakhi concert stage set ablaze

DU Baishakhi concert stage set ablaze

A stage prepared for a concert to celebrate Pahela Baishakh at Mal Chhattar of Dhaka University (DU) campus was set ablaze allegedly by the activists of a faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) early Saturday, reports UNB. The arsonists also vandalised17 refrigerators of a company who sponsored the concert, witnesses said. Some 100-150 men also vandalised the stage and instruments kept beside it for the concert around 1:00 am, they said. Some BCL leaders blamed activists of its other faction for the attack. BCL DU unit president Sonjt Chandra Das said, “Such acts can never be acceptable. If any activist of BCL is found involved in this incident must get organisational punishment.” He also demanded administrative punishment of those involved in the incident and said, “I hope the university administration will take strict measures against the culprits so that never dare to repeat such acts.”

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