Noted B’Deshi Blogger, ‘Messiah’ Of His Attackers

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Dhaka: Noted Bangladeshi blogger Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal who was stabbed by his student Shafiqul Islam On Saturday is out of danger now,informed the doctors.He was attacked with a knife and seriously injured his head and hand. But now on the humanitarian grounds he want to save the attacker.

As per reports, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) has said Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who came under an attacked in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), is out of danger.

ISPR disclosed the information in an statement issued early Sunday. Eminent academic Prof Zafar Iqbal is undergoing treatment at undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

ISPR Director Lt Col Mohammad Rashidul Hasan said details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing at the administrative building of CMH later in the day.

He was brought to Dhaka by air ambulance after being stabbed on SUST campus in Sylhet on Saturday afternoon.

Prof Zafar was speaking at a two-day long fair organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering when he was stabbed at the back of his head by an assailant armed with a knife.

Earlier, Foyzur Rahman Faizul, who stabbed noted author Dr Zafar Iqbal at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), has confessed that he deems the professor an enemy of Islam.

While talking to reporters on Saturday night, RAB 9 Chief Lt Col Ali Haidar Azad said: “During the interrogation, Faizul told us that he attacked Prof Zafar Iqbal because the professor was an enemy of Islam.”

“The assailant has been admitted to a hospital. During initial investigation, he provided us with contradictory statements. We are yet to determine whether Faizul is a member of a terror group,” Ali Haidar of Rapid Action Battalion said.

He said: “More details will be unearthed as we carry out further investigation regarding the attack on Zafar Iqbal.”

Zafar Iqbal was speaking at a two-day long fair organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering when he was stabbed in the back of his head by an assailant armed with a knife on Saturday.

The attack occurred around 5:40pm. The attacker, a youth identified as Foizur, was immediately taken down and detained by authorities after a severe thrashing.

 

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