Khadiza asked to appear before court on Feb 26

Published: January 8, 2017 Updated: 11:18 pm

A court here on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to produce college student Khadiza Akter before it on February 26 for recording her testimony.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hiru passed the order following a petition filed by her lawyer.

Mahfuzur Rahman, additional public prosecutor, said Khadiza could not appear before the court on Sunday due to her illness and a petition was filed with the court seeking time.

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The court took the petition into cognigence and fixed February 26 for recording her testimoni, he said.

Already 33 people out of 37 have been testified before the court in the case.

Earlier, on December 5, a court started hearing the case filed against suspended Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Badrul Alam for stabbing college girl Khadiza Akter.

Khadiza Akhter Nargis, 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 for treatment.

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 chargesheet against lone accused Badrul on November 8.

The court indicted Badrul Alam, a suspended leader of BCL’s Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit, in the case on November 29.

Regional Desk (UNB)

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