At least eight protesting students, injured in attacks by police and some helmet-wearing youths, are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The injured are: Nusrat Jahan, 21, Sushmita Royal Lisa, 23, Maruf, 22, Tushar, 24, and Shimontee, 26, all from Dhaka University; Rakin, 23, of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Enamul Haque, 24, and Tamim, 23, of Independent University, Bangladesh.
Resident physician of DMCH's emergency department Md Alauddin told Prothom Alo, "None of them is critically injured. We're giving them necessary treatment."
According to the injured students, they came under attack on Sunday afternoon when they were marching towards Jhigatola point with a procession protesting against Saturday's attacks on agitating students from various city schools and colleges.
A group of youths wearing helmets swooped on them with sticks, machetes and brickbats.
Police also joined them and fired teargas shells to disperse the university students from Jhigatola intersection.
The injured students also said many protesting students were injured in the attack and they were undergoing treatment at several city hospitals.
Confirming the attack, sub-inspector Bachchu Mia of DMCH police camp told Prothom Alo that Enamul, among the injured, received head injuries but others were out of danger.
Students started to gather in various streets of the capital for the eighth consecutive day on Sunday morning demanding safe roads and justice for deaths in road accidents.
The movement sparked off after shipping minister Shajahan Khan smilingly compared the Dhaka Airport Road accident with the one in India, which killed 33 people, while talking to newsmen within one hour of the crash.