POST TIME: 20 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
DUCSU VP alleges death threats

DUCSU  VP alleges death threats

DUCSU vice-president Nurul Haque Nur addresses a press conference at Madhur Canteen on the Dhaka University campus yesterday alleging that he is receiving death threats from goons. Focus Bangla photo

Nurul Haque Nur, the vice-president (VP) of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU), yesterday (Monday) alleged that he is receiving death threats from goons of the ruling party and its front organisations.

The union VP levelled this allegation at a briefing at Madhur Canteen on the DU campus around noon.

Nur held the briefing in response to an assault on him at Ulania Bazar area under Galachipa upazila of Patuakhali on August 14. “I feel that my life is under threat for my stance against lawlessness and irregularities,” Nur alleged.

“On August 14, I was attacked by goons at Ulania Bazar on my way to my sister’s home in Dashmina,” he said.

“Galachipa upazila chairman Shahin Shah led the attack on instructions from Patuakhali-3 lawmaker SM Shahjada Shaju,” Nur alleged, adding “Shahin’s brother Nure Alam, local AL municipality unit leader Mainul Islam, Ulania unit Juba League leader Shakil and over 100 other local leaders and activists of the ruling party’s different front organisations attacked me with metal rods, steel pipes and machetes in an attempt to kill me.”

“The goons were not done with injuring me in the attack. They also did everything to deny me treatment. They have since then also threatened me, warning me not to publicise the incident,” Nur said.

“As you all know, since I was elected VP of DUCSU on June 30 last year, I have so far been attacked eight times by the goons of the Bangladesh Chhatra League and activists of other front organisations of the ruling party,” he added.