Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her determination to take stern action against the culprit involved in the recent attack on college girl Khadiza in Sylhet.
The premier came up with the vow while addressing the House on Thursday, reports BSS.
“We are not giving the culprit any indulgence and the offender must get punishment," she said.
She alleged that a section of the press and a vested quarter are out to highlight the incident from political point of view.
The prime minister criticised the onlookers who didn't come forward to protect Khadiza on the spot.
Khadiza, 23, an honours second-year student at Sylhet Government Women’s College, was attacked on Monday evening by Badrul Alam, fourth-year economics student at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) and a top leader of Chhatra League’s SUST wing, while she was on her way back home after taking an exam at Sylhet MC College exam centre.
Locals rescued severely wounded Khadiza and took her to Osmani Medical College Hospital, while others gave Badrul a good beating before handing him over to Shah Paran police station.
The victim has been trasnferred to Square Hospital in Dhaka where she has undergone surgery and is currently on life support. Doctors have put her in 72 hours of observation and say she has about 10% chance of survival.