I attacked Zafar Iqbal as he is enemy of Islam: Attacker

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4 March, 2018 13:18 PM

I attacked Zafar Iqbal as he is enemy of Islam: Attacker

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Attacker Foyzur Rahman has confessed to the law enforcers that he attacked Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal as what he said the teacher is an enemy of Islam.

Lt Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, CEO of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-9), came up with the information while briefing reporters at Sylhet Ragib Rabeya Medical College and Hospital around 1am.

Foyzur Rahman is not disclosing correct informing about his identity, said the official, according to the media briefing.

Foyzur Rahman has been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Sylhet.

Two relatives of Foyzur Rahman, the attacker on Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal, have been detained in connection with the attack on Saturday midnight.

The detainees are Foyzur Rahman’s uncles- Fazlur Rahman, a joint-convener of the Sunamganj District Krishok League and Abul Kahar Luloi.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained Fazlur from Foyzur Rahman’s home, adjacent to the university campus while Abul Kahar was held from Koliar Kapon area of Dirai upazila in Sunamganj.

RAB-9 Sunamganj Captain Lieutenant Commander Foysal Ahmed has confirmed the detention to journalists on Sunday morning.

Earlier, a case has been filed with the Jalalabad Police Station in Sylhet over the attack on Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, a renowned writer and Professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).

The university authorities have lodged the case on Saturday night, Ishfaqul Hossain, the registrar of the university, has confirmed the news.

Professor Zafar Iqbal, who is the head of the EEE department and a professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at SUST, came under attack around 5pm on Saturday.


With UNB inputs