Case filed over attack on Prof Zafar Iqbal


DHAKA, March 04, 2018 (BSS) – A case was lodged today in connection with the attack on eminent writer and educationist Professor Zafar Iqbal.

“An attempt to murder case was filed mentioning the name of one accused and more four to five unidentified persons” Officer-In-Charge of Jalalabad Police Station Shafiqul Islam told BSS this afternoon.

The name of the arrestee, Faijur Rahman, 24, a madrasha student, was mentioned in the case, he added.

Registrar of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Ishfaqul Hussain filed the case with Jalalabad Police Station. The case number is 3.

According to the case details, Professor Zafar Iqbal, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of SUST came under a knife attack on the campus of the university on Thursday afternoon.

He was initially treated at the MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet where he had been administered 27 stitches and given two bags of blood and was later flown to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka last night.

Briefing the media about Zafar Iqbal’s health condition, Chief Cardiac Surgeon and Consultant Surgeon General of Bangladesh Armed Forces Major General Munshi Md Mojibur Rahman said this morning, “Professor Zafar Iqbal is now completely out of danger and fully conscious.”