Rajshahi, Bangladesh (BBN)– Police arrested two employees of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Rajshahi University (RU) Sunday night for serving rat meat to a student at its dining hall.

Abdul Matin, a fourth year student of physics department and also a resident of the hall, found two pieces of rat meat in a chicken curry while having lunch, The Daily Star, a local newspaper, reported quoting sources.

Informed, other students confirmed the pieces as rat meat and beat up dining boy Najibur Rahman and chief cook Sultan Mahmud severely.

Admitting the matter, chief cook Sultan said the rat meat got mixed with chicken curry unintentionally.

Proctor Chowdhury Muhammad Zakaria said that the two were handed over to a police team of Motihar Police Station.

Leaders and activists of Progressive Students’ Alliance, a left-leaning students’ organisation, and Chhatra Front on Monday brought out processions on the campus protesting the incident.

They also demanded reduced charge for meals and urged the authorities concerned to serve quality food at the dining halls.

BBN/SI/AD-07Dec10-11:3 am (BST)