Tipu’s supporters said members of the local 'Abba gang' carried out the attack on their leader
A local leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, who was severely injured after being hacked by a juvenile gang in Barisal district town, has now been accused in a case for assault.
Rafikul Islam Tipu, the convener of BNP student wing's Barisal College unit, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka.
Jamal Uddin, 60, a resident of Kalibari road in Barisal city filed the case accusing 12 people, including Tipu, with Barisal Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Thursday.
According to the case statement, Jamal’s son Jahid Hasan Rajin had an argument with Tipu on November 9 over a trivial matter while Tipu and his accomplices hacked him with a sharp weapon leaving him severely injured. They also stole Tk5,000 from Rajin and fled.
Meanwhile, locals said Tipu was hospitalized after miscreants hacked him in a hotel on Kalibari Road on November 7.
Tipu has six stab wounds on his head and another in his abdomen, said Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model police station.
Tipu’s supporters said members of the local “Abba gang” carried out the attack on their leader