MPs demand exemplary punishment of attacker on Khadiza

Staff Correspondent | Published: 09:10, Oct 05,2016 | Updated: 21:45, Oct 05,2016

 
 

Lawmakers on Wednesday demanded exemplary punishment of Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Badrul Alam, who attempted to kill Sylhet Government Women’s College student Khadiza Akter Nargis, who is now in critical condition in a Dhaka hospital.

Opposition Jatiya Party lawmaker Kazi Firoz Rashid said it is really unfortunate that women and children are becoming victims of attack and killing when the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, is being awarded with the Planet 50-50 Champion by the UN-Women for fighting for women rights.

Kazi Firoz Rashid told parliament that government should take stern punishment against the killers of women, adding ‘If you carry out one shootout against these attackers on women, you will not see any kind of attack in the future.’

Taking floor on point of order after maghrib prayer recess Kazi Firoz Rashid said that harassment and killing of children and women had increased at unimaginable level but perpetrators on many occasions remained out of punishment.

Earlier, ruling lawmaker from women reserved seat Amatul Kibria demanded steps from the education minister Nurul Islam Nahid to take actions against the attackers of Khadiza and other girls and women, while asking a supplementary question.

Nahid told the house that he had been keeping contact with Sylhet deputy commissioner, police and uncle of Khadiza. ‘Attack on Khadiza is heinous and government is taking necessary steps,’ he added.

Badrul Alam, a Chhatra League leader of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, on Wednesday confessed to attempting to kill Khadiza Akter Nargis, before the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court in Sylhet.

Badrul, claimed that he attempted to kill her being rejected by Khadiza, a second-year pass course student, said Shahjalal Munshi, officer-in-charge of Shah Paran police station.

Khadiza was admitted to Square Hospital on Tuesday morning with multiple hacking injuries on her head and hands with the tendons severed, said Mirza Nazim Uddin, associate medical director at Square Hospital. The machete pierced through Khadiza’s skull and her brain bore injuries, he said.

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