Prof Zafar Iqbal out of danger: CMH doctors


 DHAKA, March 4, 2018 (BSS) – Prominent writer and educationist Professor Dr. Mohammed Zafar Iqbal who visibly suffered a knife attack in Sylhet yesterday and is undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka, is out of danger now, doctors of CMH said in a press briefing today.

“Professor Zafar Iqbal is completely out of danger now and he is fully conscious. He is also cooperating with the physicians,” Chief Cardiac Surgeon and Consultant Surgeon General of Bangladesh Armed Forces Major General Munshi Md Mojibur Rahman told the press briefing arranged by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) at the CMH’s admin block here in the morning.

Iqbal, head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department and also a professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), who came under knife attack on the university campus in the afternoon yesterday, was admitted to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for better treatment last night.

Mojibur Rahman said some CMH physicians attended the eminent writer and scientist after he was admitted to the hospital, adding he is now at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.

He also said Iqbal was stabbed four times on the back of head, once on the left arm and once on the back.

Chief Surgeon of CMH Brigadier General Md Mahbubur Rahman was present on the occasion.