Train movement to and from Chittagong University (CU) and Chattogram city remained suspended for second consecutive day on Saturday, following the accident on rooftop of a train that left 20 persons injured on Thursday night.
On the other hand, filing of a number of cases in connection with the vandalism carried out on the campus after the accident was under process.
Earlier, at a press conference on the university campus on Friday, the Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Shireen Akhter informed that some 65 vehicles, her residence, teachers club and police box were ransacked following the accident.
“Nearly 200 to 300 masked students ransacked vehicles at transport pool, carried out vandalism at teachers club and the VC’s residence with sharp weapons,” she said.
“It is beyond my imagination that students can commit such act,” she added.
The authority said they identified some attackers primarily and will file cases in this connection.
However, no case was recorded till filing the report on Saturday evening.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Media) Abu Toyub Md Arif Hossain said filing of cases in this connection was under process.
Asked about identity of the attackers, he said they would proceed after filing the cases.
Additional forces remained deployed on the campus and no untoward incident was taken place afresh, said Tayub.
Besides, following the accident, the agitated students physically harassed the locomaster and his assistant working in the shuttle train.
As a result, the train movement to and from the campus remained suspended since then.
“The decision regarding train movement will be made after discussion with the university authority,” said Bangladesh Railway Divisional Transportation Officer (DTO) Md Anisur.
Mentionable, 20 persons mostly students of the university were injured in strikes from tree branches while travelling on the rooftop of a shuttle train on Thursday night.
Sixteen of the injured were rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and three of them were shifted to ICU later.
Following the accident, the agitating students vandalised the vehicles, the vice-chancellor’s residence, teachers’ club and a police box on the campus.
Students alleged that shuttle trains lack enough compartments for huge students of the university.
The students ride on the rooftops of trains, risking their lives after failing to get space inside the compartments