Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with eminent academic Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal on Monday at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
The prime minister’s Assistant Press Secretary Ashraf Siddiquee Bitu confirmed the matter in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon.
Zafar Iqbal was speaking at a two-day robotics fair organized by the department of electrical and electronic engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) when he was attacked by an assailant armed with a knife on Saturday.
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The attack occurred around 5:40pm. The attacker, a youth identified as Foyzur Rahman Faizul, was immediately grabbed and thrashed by locals, who then handed him over to the police.
Zafar was taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital after the attack.
From there he was brought to the air force’s Tejgaon airfield in Dhaka via an air ambulance and then taken to the CMH.