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DU students, Nilkhet traders clash

DU students, Nilkhet traders clash

A group of Dhaka University (DU) students fought pitched battles with
shop owners at the nearby Nilkhet market on Saturday evening.
Several shops in Nilkhet, which is the biggest book market in Dhaka,
have been torched.
The 30-minute-long clash also left at least 15 people injured. They
were admitted at DU Medical Centre and Dhaka Medical College and
Hospital.Conditions of four of them were critical, DU Proctor Amzad Ali told journalists.
Police said the clashes broke out around 5:45pm.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Ramna division Deputy Commissioner Maruf
Hossain Sardar told journalists it was still unclear what triggered
the skirmish.
“We have, however, taken control of the situation,” he said around 6:20pm.
Police had fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse the warring groups.
Several vehicles were also vandalised and set on fire at the