Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said necessary steps will be taken for quick trial of Badrul Alam.
He spoke to the media after visiting Khadiza at Square Hospital on Thursday evening.
The Home Minister inquired after Khadiza from the doctors.
Replying to a query about BNP’s allegation that law and order has deteriorated, he said the attack on Khadiza is a sporadic incident.
“Such one or two incidents do not indicate a sharp decline in the law-and-order situation,” he said.
He added: “The people of this country would have taken to the street had there been no law and order. But that is not the case.”
Meanwhile, the condition of Khadiza remained unchanged on Thursday, according to hospital sources. The doctors have so far declined to make comments on her condition before the 72-hour timeframe ends on Friday.
On the other hand, Khadiza’s father Mashuk Meer returned home from Saudi Arabia in the morning while his brother arrived from China at noon.
Khadiza, a 2nd year student of Sylhet Govt Women’s College, was allegedly viciously assaulted with a machete by Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit BCL leader Badrul Alam. The attack occurred on her way home after an exam at MC College. The reason for the attack is presumably her refusal of his proposal for having an affair with him.
She was rescued when students heard her scream for her life. She was rescued bloodied and hacked before she was taken to the nearest hospital. Badrul was thrashed by a mob and handed over to the police.
Khadiza was first taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital from where she was moved to Dhaka in the early hours of Tuesday as her condition deteriorated. She is now under life support at Square Hospital.