The Sylhet public prosecutor assured the victim's family that the trial will be historically swift. He made the statement when he visited them on Saturday afternoon.
He said: “Even our prime minister is concerned about this matter. We will resolve it swiftly.”
Masuk Mia, the Saudi-residing father of Khadiza, told the Dhaka Tribune that he was grateful for the support of the media and the people of the country during this difficult time. He asked the people to support them until justice was carried out.
Sylhet Concerned Citizen's Forum organised a protest in Tukerbazar on Saturday. Masuk Mia spoke along with AL Organisational Secretary Misbah Uddin Siraj and BNP General Secretary Ali Ahmad representing the district units. They later formed a human chain demanding capital punishment for Badrul.
Another protest was held by the Sylhet chapter of Sexual Harassment Elimination Network. Led by the District Advocate Committee's president, the speakers demanded quick trial of Badrul for his criminal actions.
Shah Poran police OC Shahjalal Munshi told the Dhaka Tribune that they filed the charge sheet in record time. He said a lot still depends on Khadiza's physical condition.
He added that he was closely following her medical status.
Sylhet Government Women's College student Khadiza was injured grievously by a vicious hacking last Monday by Badrul, a leader of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology unit Chhatra League. She is now being treated at Square Hospital in Dhaka. Badrul has confessed to his crimes and now is in police custody.
Doctors on Saturday said that Khadiza's condition was improving slowly.
She could move her right hand and right leg and respond with the right eye slightly, said Dr AM Rezaul Sattar, associate consultant of neurology department of the hospital.
“Khadiza is still not out of danger. We cannot predict much of her recovery at this stage. However, the condition is better,” said Mirza Nazim Uddin, consultant of the hospital’s Medicine and Critical Care Unit.