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Zafar Iqbal's attacker identified as local youth

  • Published at 01:27 am March 4th, 2018
Zafar Iqbal's attacker identified as local youth
The young man who stabbed author, academic Prof Zafar Iqbal on Saturday afternoon has been identified by the police. He is Faizul, a resident of Sylhet city's Shahartali area in Sheikhpara, which is close to the Shahjalal University campus. His father is a madrasa teacher from Dhirai, Sunamganj, said Jalalabad police Officer-in-Charge Shafiqul Islam on Saturday night. Faizul is a hawker. He was a madrasa student, the OC said. He stabbed Prof Zafar Iqbal at the stage of an event at the Shahjalal University on Saturday afternoon. His motives for the attack remain unclear. Also Read- Wounded Prof Zafar Iqbal brought to Dhaka CMH A police counter-terrorism team was dispatched from Dhaka to take him into custody.