Interns and students of Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) continued their strike for the third day yesterday demanding arrest of the outsiders who vandalised hospital rooms and injured some students and interns on the campus on Thursday night.
There was an altercation between some interns of the hospital and locals of nearby Charpara area over harassment of a female intern by a man of the area on Thursday night.
Immediately after the incident, a group of people of the area attacked the interns and students and vandalised some hospital rooms. Protesting the attack and demanding arrest of the attackers, the interns and students began an indefinite strike on Friday noon.
The agitated interns and students staged a sit-in in front of the hospital building yesterday morning and then brought out a procession on the campus demanding immediate arrest of the attackers. They also burnt an effigy of Dulal, one of the attackers.
At a rally on the campus in the afternoon, the interns and the students vowed to continue their strike until the demand was met. On Saturday, they gave a 72-hour ultimatum to arrest the attackers. Otherwise, they threatened to go for a tougher agitation.
Contacted, Officer-in-Charge of Mymensingh Kotwali Police Station said they are trying to nab the attackers.
The interns, however, formed an ’emergency squad’ for treatment of the critical patients at the hospital.
Meanwhile, Dish Arif, arrested on Saturday for his alleged involvement in Thursday night’s attack, was produced in a court here yesterday. The court sent him to jail