Attack on Khadiza: 16 witnesses give deposition
Sixteen witnesses gave deposition before a Sylhet court today in a case filed against suspended Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Badrul Alam for stabbing college girl Khadiza Akter Nargis on October 3.
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Judge M Saifuzzaman reordered the testimony of the witnesses, including Khadiza’s uncle Abdul Kuddus, said additional deputy commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Jedan Al Musa.
The court started recording the depositions at 10:45am.
Twenty one among 36 witnesses in the case were called for giving their statement.
Earlier on November 29, the court indicted Badrul Alam, a suspended leader of BCL’s Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit, in the case.
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.