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5 October, 2016 01:02:01 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 5 October, 2016 10:50:41 AM
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Khadija fighting for life

Sylhet college girl brutally hacked by BCL leader in broad daylight
Staff Reporter
Khadija fighting for life

Khadija Akhter Nargis, a student of the Sylhet Government Women’s College, is in hospital fighting for life. Badrul Alam, 30, a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of the Awami League, stabbed her repeatedly in broad daylight on Monday.
Khadija, a second year honours student, was attacked on her way home from the college.
Badrul is assistant secretary of the BCL unit at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).
Khadija was initially admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where she underwent a surgery. In the night, she was shifted to Square Hospital. She has gashes all over her body and her condition is critical, a doctor attending on her said. 
A second surgery will be performed on Khadija.
Witnesses said that after the incident Khadija’s classmates, with the help of local people, caught Badrul and handed him over to the police. 
The officer-in-charge (OC) of Sylhet Shah Paran police station, Shahjalal Munshi, said the detained BCL leader admitted that he had stabbed Khadija. At this stage, it seems that he did it because of spurned love, the OC added.
Students of Sylhet Government Women’s College and MC College staged a demonstration, blocking roads to protest the brutal attack on Khadija. They demanded exemplary punishment for the BCL leader.
In a press statement, the central Chhatra League refused to take any responsibility for the attack on Khadija. It said Badrul is no longer a leader or activist of the BCL. There is no relation between the BCL and Badrul.  
Talking to the media, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said yesterday (Tuesday) that a criminal does not belong to a party or organisation. Action will be taken against the attacker irrespective of his party affiliation.    
“Our stand is clear. A criminal will not be spared. Badrul too will not be spared. He will definitely be punished according to the law,” the minister said. 
He was talking to media persons at the Secretariat in the city.
Khadija’s uncle, Abdul Quddus, filed a case at Shah Paran police station on Tuesday afternoon, said OC Shahjalal Munshi. “Badrul is the sole accused in the case. He is currently admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, as he was injured after being beaten up by local people,” he said. Badrul will be produced before the court after he is treated for his injuries.

The SUST authorities have suspended Badrul and formed a three-member committee to probe the attack.
Badrul was a fourth-year honours student of the economics department of the university.
The victim’s family members said Badrul was a home tutor at the victim’s house for five to six years. But Badrul had to leave their house as his love was spurned by Khadija. Khadija’s uncle, Zahid Ahmed, alleged that Badrul used to stalk her.
Although the central Chhatra League has denied any connection with Badrul, his name is still on the committee list of the BCL’s SUST unit.

 

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