Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Judge M Saifuzzaman reordered the testimonies of the witnesses.
The court also fixed December 15 as next hearing date. The court started recording the depositions around 11am. 15 among 32 witnesses in the case were called for giving their statement yesterday. Earlier, on December 5, 17 witnesses gave deposition before the same court.
Badrul Alam, the former local leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), also a suspended student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), hacked Khadiza on October 3.
Khadiza, 23, daughter of Mashuk Miah of Biswanath upazila and a student of Sylhet Govt Women’s College, was stabbed repeatedly by Badrul on her way home from college on October 3. Badrul hacked Khadiza mercilessly after she reportedly rejected his offer to have an affair with him.
Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rescued Khadiza and caught Badrul from the spot and handed him over to police after giving him a good thrashing.
Khadiza was taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital from where she was moved to Dhaka as her condition deteriorated. Now she is undergoing treatment at Savar Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) hospital.
On October 5, Badrul Alam confessed to hacking Khadiza in his statement he made under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc).
Police submitted charge sheet against the lone accused Badrul on November 8 and the court indicted Badrul on November 29.