In that year, he was driven out of the house by her parents for stalking the teenage girl repeatedly.
Badrul continued to convince Khadiza Akhter Nargis to marry him, but was refused; and on Monday, he hacked her with a machete near Sylhet MC College campus as she ignored his offer.
This is not the first time Badrul attempted to kill Khadiza.
He used to wait outside Shafir Uddin School and College for HSC student Khadiza in 2011, which prompted her to stop attending her classes. At that time, Badrul threatened her with knives several times, locals say.
In 2012, he was severely beaten up by the locals for stalking the girl in front of her college.
Badrul’s classmates and locals say he was eager to marry Khadiza as she was the only daughter among four children of a Saudi expatriate and he thought that marrying her would make him rich.
Because of his engagement in student politics, poverty and unsuccessful efforts to marry Khadiza, Badrul was irregular in his honours classes. Keeping it incomplete, he took admission in Masters and completed it in 2013. He also tried to be rich through several multi-level marketing companies, but failed.
In February 2014, Badrul joined Alhaj Ayajur Rahman High School in Chhatak, Sunamganj as a part-time teacher. The school’s managing committee expelled him on Tuesday after learning about his crime.
In May, Badrul managed a deputy secretary post in the university unit Chhatra League despite being an irregular student. He soon became reckless because of his close link to the unit’s president, Sanjiban Chakrabarty Partha.
In his written statement, Sanjiban at a press conference yesterday refused to recognise Badrul as a Chhatra League leader as he had already got engaged in a job which disqualifies his holding a post in the ruling party’s student wing.
“Badrul will have to shoulder responsibility for the brutal acts himself. There is no scope of blaming the Chhatra League for his acts,” Sanjiban said, expressing deep shock over the incident that created much hype across the country.
He claimed that Badrul had secured position in the party concealing information about his job. “Seeing him in the party’s activities we thought that he was a regular student,” Sanjiban said.
He, however, admitted that Badrul had not been stripped of his duties formally.
The SUST authorities suspended him from the university on Tuesday.
Vice-Chancellor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan said that they were waiting for the report of an investigation committee formed with acting proctor Prof Dr Rashed Talukder as its chief.
“Badrul was suspended in a proctorial body meeting on Tuesday. The probe report will be submitted soon,” he added.