It all started around two years ago.
Jihad Hossain, then a second-year student of anthropology department of Rajshahi University, had an altercation with Ruhul Amin Kisku, a second-year student of botany.
Kisku was also a Bangladesh Chhatra League activist.
The dispute soon turned violent. They had a fight. As a result, Kisku allegedly ended up with a head injury.
Jihad eventually got busy with his studies. But Kisku never forgot about the fight.
Two years went by.
By this time, Kisku became a vice president of RU unit BCL.
On Friday evening, upon information that Jihad was alone at the Shaheed Sukhoranjan Samaddar Teacher Student Cultural Centre on the campus, Kisku along with some 12 to 15 BCL men went there.
Armed with iron rods and sticks, they swooped on Jihad. They beat him up bad and left the scene.
Later around 8:30pm, some of Jihad's friends found him lying on the floor unconscious. He was bleeding, they said.
They took him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. He needed four stitches in his head, they added. There were also injury marks all over his body. Contacted, Kisku admitted the incident. He said, “Jihad did the same to me two years ago.”
When asked, Jihad admitted that he had some “issues” with Kisku. “He might have beaten me for that,” he added. He did not elaborate any further. Faisal Ahmed Runu, BCL general secretary of RU unit, said, “We will look into the matter...”
Proctor Prof Lutfor Rahman said he heard about the incident and actions will be taken if any written complaint is filed.