Principal of Jamia Yunusia Madrasa in Brahmanbarhia has denied alleged involvement of Madrasa students in the attack unleashed in the Brahmanbaria town following the death of a student in a clash with police.
Mufti Mobarak Ullah, Principal of the madrasa denied the allegations at a press conference today held at the madrasa.
“They were not madrasa students. Miscreants unleashed attacks in the name of madrasa students,” he said.
However, the principal lamented the attacks on different establishments including the district general hospital, a railway station, and a music institution founded after music maestro Ustad Alauddin Khan.
He demanded a judicial probe into the incident and urged the relevant authorities to take actions against those responsible.
Mobarak Ullah called upon all to uphold the communal harmony of Brahmanbaria.
Madrasa students went on the rampage on Tuesday after the death of Hafez Masudur Rahman, 20, who was injured in a clash with law enforcers the day before.
Mobarak Ullah said police had raided Madani hostel of the madrasa on its third floor at around 11pm on Monday, principal of the institution said while talking about the death of the student.
“Police shot at him with rifle and threw him down from the floor,” he said.
Rahman was given first aid at a nearby house and then shifted to Brahmanbarhia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the principal said.
After news of his death spread, madrasa students ravished all government facilities they could get their hands on.
They vandalised the district unit office of the ruling Awami League, Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangitangon, Shilpakala Academy, a bank branch, and the premises of a non-government organisation.
They set fire to a number of instruments at the music institution.